Man in 30s dies after getting into difficulties off UK coast beauty spot

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A man has died after getting into difficulty in the sea at a UK beauty spot.

Police and the Coastguard were called out just before 2pm on Sunday, North Wales Police said.

Two other people were also taken to hospital for treatment after the incident in Barmouth, Gwynedd.

They added: "The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken by Air Ambulance to Ysybyty Gwynedd, where he tragically died. His family have been made aware."

It is believed a man had gone into the water to assist children who had been caught in the rip tide, Daily Post reports.

Two other people were also taken to hospital for treatment

A lifeboat was launched and a Coastguard helicopter was scrambled shortly after 1.30pm.

Pictures from the scene show it landing on the beach.

A Coastguard spokesman said: "At 1.31pm HM Coastguard received a 999 call reporting people in the water off Barmouth and sent Barmouth coastguard rescue team, Barmouth RNLI lifeboat, and HM Coastguard's fixed wing aircraft.

"Barmouth harbour master and the coastguard rescue helicopter and Helimed also attended. A male casualty was recovered from the water and transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor in a serious condition."

The tragic incident took place in Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales

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