A SEARCH was launched after the discovery of a shipwreck off the coast of Llandudno.

The coastguard found debris from a yacht “scattered over a wide area" at the site of the wreckage, at the foot of the Great Orme

A search found old flares and determined there were no casualties, with the coastguard able to identify who the yacht belonged to and where it came from.

A Llandudno Coastguard spokesperson said via social media: “We attend a wide variety of coastal incidents and this week found us attending a report of a shipwreck on the West side of the Great Orme.

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“What we found was a wrecked yacht with debris scattered over a wide area. After a thorough search of the area we established that there were no casualties associated with the wreck.

“We were able to find several pieces of evidence identifying the yacht and with that information our colleagues in the control room were able to contact the owner and establish that the yacht had broken free from its mooring near Beaumaris.

“Amongst the debris we discovered some Time Expired Pyrotechnics which require special training to handle as they have the potential to be extremely unstable.

"We were able to contain the old flares and remove them from the wreck site for proper disposal.”