Holidaymaker dies in drink-related accident.
Holyhead Coastguard have issued a stark warning after two young men were rescued from the water at Cemaes Bay on Saturday. One has since died and the other is in a serious condition. Both men had been drinking.
A member of the public reported a person in difficulty and the Coastguard immediately responded by sending the Cemaes Coastguard Rescue team and requesting the launch of the Moelfre RNLI All Weather lifeboat. A Rescue helicopter from RAF Valley was also scrambled.
Ray Carson, Watch Manager, Holyhead Maritime and Rescue Coordination Centre, said:
The first casualty a man aged 22, was rescued by helicopter and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital at 10.09 pm, he unfortunately later died. The second man aged 24, was subsequently rescued by one of the Cemaes Coastguard Rescue Officers, who swam to his aid and managed to get him to the safety of the lifeboat. The Moelfre lifeboat then transported the casualty to Amlwch from where he was transferred by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd. His condition this morning is said to be serious.