Search continues for 12-year-old swept out to sea off Anglesey

The search continues for a 12-year-old boy who was swept out to sea off Anglesey. Family and friends held a balloon and lantern release for Isaac Nash, who is from Huddersfield.

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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.

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