A mother and her 15-year-old son have been criticised after they were rescued drifting out to sea on an inflatable rubber ring.
Rescuers at the incident at Towyn, near Rhyl, on Tuesday said neither were properly equipped, and were heading out to sea in a strong offshore wind.
Coastguards called their actions “crazy”, and said people should use common sense.
The mother and son were treated in hospital for the cold. The pair had gone into the sea at Towyn beach near Knightly’s funfair and had taken two inflatables with them, but lost one.
Holyhead Coastguard watch manager Ray Carson said they were lucky they were spotted by the Rhyl lifeboat station, and a member of the public who called police.