North West Wales

Isaac Nash: Search for missing boy, 12, continues

Adam Nash and sons Isaac and Xander Image copyright MEN/Trinity Mirror
Image caption Adam Nash with his sons Isaac (left) and Xander

Police say divers and a helicopter are continuing the search for a missing 12-year-old boy off the coast of Anglesey.

Isaac Nash, from the Huddersfield area, was on holiday with his family when he got into difficulty in the water at Aberffraw last Friday.

A major search was launched involving the coastguard, RNLI and the RAF.

"Links are also being maintained with the family, who are being kept informed of developments," said a spokeswoman for North Wales Police.

On Tuesday, Isaac's mother Zoe posted an emotional message of thanks on Facebook to crews who tried to find her son.

"As a family we have been visiting Aberffraw since he was born and we will continue to visit the beautiful place that holds his spirit. Thank you," she wrote.

'Couldn't save him'

Isaac was swept away while on holiday with his mother, father Adam, brother Xander, 10, two-year-old sister Greta and other family members.

Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Isaac had visited Aberffraw with his family since he was a baby

They were familiar with Aberffraw had had visited many times.

Last Friday, when the boys got into difficulty in the sea, Mr Nash and his father swam out to save them.

Mr Nash managed to save Xander, who told his father he feared he was going to die.

"As soon as I got my feet down I turned round and looked for my dad. He was washed up on to the rocks and just laid flat," Mr Nash said.

"My dad came round and his face was just screwed up and there was blood dripping down him from his arms and legs. And he said: 'I couldn't save him, I couldn't save him'."

The incident has prompted calls for a review of warning signs on the beach and other areas.

An Anglesey council spokesman said the number of warning signs are made on regular risk assessments and incidents would be taken into account.

He said: "We will take any appropriate action to help keep our beaches as safe as possible, and respond appropriately to any representations made."

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