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Search resumes for missing boy off Anglesey coast

The search has resumed for a 12-year-old boy who went missing off the coast of Anglesey on Friday afternoon.

The boy was swept out to sea whilst paddling with a younger boy.

Lifeboats and three helicopters had searched for the boy, believed to be on holiday from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, but the search was called off last night due to poor conditions.

Coastguards said they were told two children had been paddling in the water when waves swept the boy away.

A spokesman said:

"The father managed to get one of the children out of the water and the grandfather went in to rescue the other lad but a wave swept over. He managed to grab the rocks but lost grip of the child who is missing."

Search for missing boy postponed due to poor conditions

Rescue crews have been searching for the boy since this afternoon Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Holyhead coastguard have called off their search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept off the Anglesey coast earlier today. The search has been postponed due to poor conditions and darkness.

Crews from Porthdinllaen, Holyhead and Trearddur Bay will resume their search tomorrow morning.

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RNLI stood down but search for missing boy continues

Search and rescue helicopter at Aberffraw beach earlier today. Credit: Dil Griff

Three RNLI lifeboats involved in the search for a child missing in waters off Anglesey have been stood down for the evening, ITV News has been told.

Crews from Porthdinllaen, Holyhead and Trearddur Bay were called to assist with the search at around one o'clock this afternoon.

Coastguards, Sea King rescue helicopters from RAF Valley and North Wales Police have all been scouring the coastline for the boy.

Boy missing off Anglesey believed to be from Yorkshire

A boy missing in waters off Aberffraw is believed to be part of a family from Yorkshire, who were on holiday on Anglesey.

A major search has been taking place all afternoon after reports that the child had been swept away in rough waters.

Our reporter Rob Shelley spoke to one of the men heading up the search this evening.

Child missing in waters off Anglesey '12-year-old boy'

ITV News understands a child swept out to sea off the coast of Anglesey is a 12-year-old boy.

Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call earlier this afternoon, reporting that a number of people were stuck on rocks in the estuary.

Further information then suggested that two men had managed to make it back to shore, plus a young boy. However, another youngster was caught in the large waves and swept out to sea.

– Coastguard spokesperson

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Child swept out to sea off Aberffraw in 'choppy' waters

The RNLI says the man and boy were were swept out to sea off Aberffraw, on the west coast of Anglesey.

The man was able to make his way back to shore, but the child is still missing.

A major search has been launched after a man and boy were swept out to sea off Aberffraw, Anglesey.
The search for the child is ongoing and involves two RNLI lifeboats, Coastguard teams and an RAF helicopter.

Waters 'rough' and 'choppy' in search for missing boy

Crews searching for a child missing off the coast of Anglesey have described weather conditions as 'rough'.

Both lifeboat stations were requested by HM Coastguard to launch this afternoon after they received reports of two people, a man and a boy, who were swept out to sea off Aberffraw.

Trearddur Bay volunteers launched the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat within three minutes of the pagers sounding at 1pm this afternoon, with Porthdinllaen all-weather lifeboat launching shortly after to assist in the search.

Weather conditions are rough, with very choppy seas.

– RNLI statement

Major search for child swept out to sea off Anglesey

RNLI crews have launched a major search for a missing boy swept out to sea off the coast of Anglesey (file photo). Credit: Nicholas Leach

A major search operation is underway for a child missing in rough waters off the coast of Anglesey.

RNLI lifeboats from Porthdinllaen and Trearddur Bay launched just after one o'clock this afternoon after receiving reports of a man and a boy being swept out to sea off Aberffraw.

An RNLI spokesperson said the child, whose age is currently unconfirmed, is still missing in conditions described as rough with very choppy seas.

The man managed to make his way back to shore.

The search currently involves two RNLI lifeboats, coastguard teams and an RAF helicopter.

RNLI: Take care visiting the coast due to forecast

RNLI lifeguards are urging people to take extra care when visiting the coast due to large swells of water forecast over the next few weeks.

Our top advice would be to visit a lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red and yellow flags - this is the area that’s monitored by the lifeguard team throughout the day.

If you’re unsure of anything please ask one of the lifeguards – they are always more than happy to help.

– Philip Davies, RNLI Lifeguard Manager
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