RHYL RNLI volunteers responded to reports of a person who appeared to be in difficulty off the coast of the Nova Centre in Prestatyn over the weekend.

At 6pm on Saturday, a member of the public on the beach noticed a person enter the water, reporting them to be clothed and heading out to sea. This person dialled 999 and contacted the UK Coastguard at Holyhead.

The local coastguards were paged, and also Rhyl’s Inshore lifeboat was launched some eight minutes later observing Covid rules regarding Personal Protection Equipment, and social distancing.

Volunteers found that the casualty was a person who regularly swims in the sea off Prestatyn, and all was well.

The crew gave some safety advice, and local coastguards also met the person coming out of the water. The inshore boat returned to station by 6.50pm.

Paul Archer-Jones, duty Coxswain at Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station said ‘The UK coastguards’ advice is that if you are going to enter the sea for training or for fitness, it is advisable to contact the Coastguard, to inform them beforehand of your intentions.

"Also tow an inflatable marker behind you to show others of your location. Once you are back onshore, tell the coastguards you have completed your swim’. Holyhead coastguard’s contact can be found via all social media platforms."