A GIRL in an inflatable had to be rescued by lifesavers on Bank Holiday Monday (May 31).

Rhyl Lifeboat responded to a 999 call made to the HM Coastguard at Holyhead.

The child was a few hundred metres out at sea, but fortunately had stayed on the inflatable.

The child's family had kept a safety line to the shore, but it became detached from the shore and the dinghy drifted out.

A spokesperson from Rhyl Lifeboat said: "The crew came alongside and took the child on board with the inflatable, and successfully returned both to the waiting family on the shore, who had been located by Rhyl volunteer coastguard teams who offered safety advice to the family.

"The lifeboat crew returned to station by 2.20pm."

[Video: RNLI - Video taken on board the lifeboat crew's head cameras].