RHYL inshore lifeboat has rescued a kite surfer who had got into difficulties in the sea off Kinmel Bay.

The kite surfer’s equipment had become detached from the board.

Rhyl lifeboat was called out by Holyhead Coastguard rescue centre following a 999 call reporting the incident.

The lifeboat was on scene within five minutes of launching, and located the casualty still attached to their kite.

“The kite and the casualty were recovered on to the lifeboat.

Once ashore, the casualty elected to walk back to the launch site off the Rhyl Kite school by the Pavilion theatre.

Simon Jones, of Rhyl Kite surfing school, said: “Unfortunately the surfer came off the board which was detached from the rest of the equipment, leaving the person stranded in the water and needing help.

“I contacted the coastguard for assistance and the lifeboat was launched very quickly.”

Martin Jones, coxswain of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station said: “Simon did the right thing to call 999 and contact the coastguard, this enabled us to get on scene quickly after being paged.

“We are glad the casualty suffered no injuries, as all safety procedures were followed.”