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Sailor rescued off coast of Anglesey

A rescue operation has taken place for a lone sailor who got into difficulties 14 miles off the coast of Anglesey.

Coastguards were called shortly before midnight. An RAF rescue helicopter flew to the scene and the Stena Adventurer ferry arrived to shelter the vessel until a lifeboat could reach it.

The boat was towed to Holyhead, where it sank.

The sailor was rescued and is understood to be safe and well.