A SMALL rigid inflatable boat which had run aground off Llandudno’s West Shore was helped out of trouble by the Llandudno Coastguard rescue team.

A spokesman for the team explained they were called out late on Sunday evening to assist the boat, he said: “We were paged at 21:54 last night to reports of a small vessel run aground at West Shore.

“The vessel, a small RIB, had suffered engine failure following a fuel problem and had drifted onto the sandbanks and run aground.

“With our direction via VHF radio, we were able to guide the occupant, who was dragging the vessel by hand, back towards deeper water where he was able to resolve the engine issues and make it back safely to the Beacons Slipway in Conwy.

“After assisting him with recovery of the boat we were stood down and returned to station.”