A COASTGUARD team has described a "frustrating day" after more than 30 lockdown rule breakers had to be advised to leave a beach and two had to be rescued.

Llandudno Coastguard was "kept busy" on Saturday due to a number of incidents.

A spokesman for the team said: "Frustrating day for us yesterday as we continued with our patrols. "Despite the regulations not having changed in Wales, the beaches were very, very busy with those not adhering to the guidelines.

"Because of this, we were kept busy. Two of the team, who were on patrol, had to don water rescue PPE and spend an hour-and-a-half advising over 30 people to return off the sandbanks in West Shore.

"Despite our best efforts we had to request the immediate launch of RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat as two people had waded across the channel and were cut off by the tide.

"As this was unfolding, an inflatable was seen to be blowing offshore, and with concern that someone may have been aboard, the Lifeboat was tasked to investigate that before rescuing the two off the sandbanks.

"The inflatable was found empty and the two people from the sandbanks were rescued by the Lifeboat.

"We also provided casualty care to a casualty suffering from a medical episode who was unrelated to the ongoing incidents.

"Once all parties were safe and well, we continued with our patrol, where frustratingly, we were confronted with vehicles blocking emergency access to key areas around the coast.

"After returning to station and going home, we were tasked again at 10:42pm to assist North Wales Police and Flint Coastguard Rescue Team with an incident in Pensarn.

"The incident was brought to a safe conclusion by police so we returned to station.

"Patrols continue today, and with one of the busiest days for HM coastguard yesterday, we expect today to be as busy too.

"Please stay safe and if you spot anyone in difficulty at sea or on our coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."