A major search is underway after a 12-year-old boy was swept out to sea off Anglesey.
It is believed he was with a party of people including a number from Huddersfield.
An RNLI spokesman confirmed that two lifeboats have been launched from Trearddur Bay after the alarm was raised just after 1pm.
The child’s father, who was also in trouble has been rescued. The pair were last spotted together on the rocks in the Aberffraw estuary.
The search is being conducted with the aid of an RAF helicopter.
A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Coastguards are this afternoon searching for a 12-year-old boy who is believed to have been swept out to sea at Aberffraw.
"Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call at around 12.30 this lunchtime reporting that three people were stuck on rocks in the estuary.
"Further information then suggested that two men had managed to make it back to shore, plus a young boy. However another youngster was caught in the large waves and swept out to sea.
"The Rhosneigr, Holyhead, Bangor and Moelfre Coastguard rescue teams along with two Coastguard sector managers are currently involved in the search, alongside the RNLI lifeboats from Porthdinllaen, Holyhead, and Trearddur Bay, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley and North Wales Police."
Bro Aberffraw councillor Ann Griffith who has been down at the beach trying to help with the rescue said: “The sea is terribly rough. You would never say that it’s August. Even the lifeboats are bobbing in the sea like corks.”