On Monday afternoon a further group of half a dozen people were in danger of being trapped by the incoming tide.

A spokesman for Holyhead Coastguard said; "We have called out the Llandudno inshore lifeboat to go to their rescue, and the Llandudno coastguard team to assist from the shore."

LLANDUDNO and Conwy inshore lifeboats were called out last weekend to rescue scores of people in danger of being marooned on sandbanks off the west shore of Llandudno.

The lifeboats worked in conjunction with Llandudno Coastguard to rescue the people on both Saturday and Sunday, escorting them from the sandbanks where they were in danger of being marooned by the incoming tide flooding the North Deep channel.

By coincidence while the operation was underway on Sunday other RNLI personnel and supporters were taking part in the annual Sea Sunday service at St Paul's church in Craig-y-Don.

Also on the weekend more than 30 people were rescued by the Rhyl inshore lifeboat who were in danger of becoming trapped on sandbanks off the town as the tide was flooding.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Unfortunately there is still widespread public unawareness of the of the hazards of the seaside, particularly tides which can flow in very quickly. The North Deep channel is a good example of this danger."