TWO people had to be rescued after their fishing boat capsized.

The incident happened about midday off Prestatyn on Thursday, August 8.

One person had been taken ashore by another nearby boat.

The remaining person was transferred to Rhyl lifeboat, who then towed the upturned vessel into shallower waters, and managed to right the vessel.

Although heavily waterlogged, the boat was taken to the shore, where beach parties from Prestatyn Sailing club managed to get the boat on to a trailer, and empty the vessel.

Andrew Wilde, duty Coxswain and helm of the inshore lifeboat, said: "We are very grateful to the vessels who firstly rescued the two casualties, and also who stood by until we arrived. They helped reduce the risk to the casualties by getting them out of the water quickly."