Rescue with a difference for lifeboat

Lifeboat teams have been called out to a rescue with a difference off the coast of North Wales.

An elderly man was found floating in a dinghy off Anglesey on Friday lunchtime - clinging on to a wheelie bin.

The 81-year-old lost control of the boat after sailing out to try and recover the bin that floated away during high tides in Moelfre.

He was left in the care of the Moelfre Coastguard team who continued to re-warm him until the Ambulance arrived and he taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for further treatment.

The Moelfre RNLI Inshore Lifeboat crew then went back out to tow in the dingy and wheelie bin, which surprisingly was still half full of rubbish.

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Station Press Officer Dave Massey said:

"Every one at the Moelfre Lifeboat Station wishes the gentleman a speedy recovery.

"The Volunteer Lifeboat crews at Moelfre have dealt with a wide variety of emergency calls over the years but I am sure that this is the first time we have been involved in towing in a wheelie bin!"