North West Wales

Unconscious canoeist, 82, found at Fairbourne beach

An 82-year-old man has been found unconscious in a canoe on a beach in north west Wales.

Holyhead Coastguard said the man was found by a walker at 19:40 BST at Fairbourne near Barmouth in Gwynedd.

Barmouth Coastguard, Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat and an ambulance attended along with an RAF Sea King helicopter.

The man was airlifted to Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth where he was later described by paramedics as "conscious but weak".

Holyhead Coastguard said it was not yet clear if the man was local or how the man came to be found unconscious on the beach.

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