Major search overnight for Holyhead climbers

Search efforts have focused on the sea and cliffs between North Stack and South Stack, Holyhead. Credit: Gerallt Jones

A major search has taken place overnight for two climbers who went missing near Holyhead on Anglesey.

Two RNLI lifeboats went out at around 10pm last night, alongside the coastguard and a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley.

The search was suspended at 1.30am due to poor weather conditions and resumed at 4am this morning.

The two men are understood to be in their 50s and 20s.

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Two bodies recovered from sea

The bodies of two men have been recovered from waters off the coast of Anglesey. They have not yet been formally identified but it follows a search for two climbers aged 48 and 21, who had been climbing in the North Stack area of Holyhead.