Trapped girl, 9, reunited with lifeboat rescue crew

A nine-year-old girl who was trapped between giant rocks while playing hide-and-seek on the beach at Aberaeron has been reunited with the RNLI lifeboat volunteers who rescued her.

Eira pictured with RNLI lifeboat crew Tom Evans and Ben Billingham. Credit: Pete Kemp

Eira was trapped on Thursday evening, still wearing her school uniform, and stuck between rocks.

She was dramatically rescued, with the tide beginning to rise.

It was the first call-out for 17-year-old Tom Evans, a volunteer with New Quay inshore RNLI lifeboat, who crawled inside the rock and helped release her, by cutting her out of her wellington boots.

Eira and her family with New Quay operations manager Roger Couch, and crew Tom Evans and Ben Billingham. Credit: Pete Kemp