Man dies on Welsh coast after getting into difficulty in the sea

A man has died after getting into difficulty in the sea in North Wales.

Police and the Coastguard were called to the scene in Barmouth harbour, Gwynedd, just before 2pm on Sunday.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was flown by air ambulance to Gwynedd Hospital but later died.

North Wales Police said his family have been informed.

Officers have not revealed any more detail about how the man got into difficulty in the water.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said teams had been busy dealing with multiple search and rescue incidents across the Welsh coast on Sunday.

It said the Abersoch Coastguard Rescue Team was also called to help three people in the water at Hell’s Mouth.

The casualties were said to be suffering from suspected hypothermia and were given medical care.

Meanwhile, Aberdovey Coastguard Rescue Team was called at 2.45pm to reports of three people in the water at Aberdovey, resulting in one man being taken to hospital.

On Saturday a man in his 40s died after being pulled from the sea at Pedn Vounder Beach, near Porthcurno, in west Cornwall.

In a separate incident, two teenagers who drifted out to sea on an inflatable doughnut were rescued in Scotland on Saturday.

A walker called 999 after spotting the teenagers in the Moray Firth off the coast of Ardersier in the Highlands shortly after 5pm on Saturday.

A Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was sent to save them, before they were checked over by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The crew believes the teenagers entered the water around the golf course and drifted out to sea, possibly pulled out by the receding tide.

Lifeboat volunteer crew member Douglas Munro said on Sunday: “Yesterday’s rescue highlights the dangers of using inflatables at the beach.”