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Advice after attempted jet-ski salvage

A JET-SKIER who attempted to recover his sunken vessel after midnight on Sunday (Jul 23) was ‘issued with safety advice’ by Borth Coastguard.

Borth Coastguard Rescue Team were initially tasked shortly after 5pm on the Saturday (Jul 22) to reports of a Jet Ski that had sunk opposite the Golf Course Car Park at Ynyslas.

When they arrived, the owner of the Jet-Ski, who had made his way back to shore, was able to point out the approximate location of the vessel.

Borth Coastguard requested assistance from Borth RNLI Lifeboat to conduct a sea search, but the lifeboat was unable to locate anything.

They advised the owner about when the vessel may be visible at low tide, but ‘strongly advised’ him not to enter the water alone to attempt its recovery.

However, the following night at 12.37am, the CRT was paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to return to Ynyslas, after reports were received that the owner of the Jet Ski had returned to search for the sunken vessel.

The CRT carried out an extensive search along the waterline as the tide was dropping.

Nothing was seen and the owner of the vessel was issued with safety advice and advised to search again during day-light.

The team returned to station at 2.45am.

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