Swimmer in difficulty off Xwejni, safe and sound

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A swimmer who was caught in difficulty off the coast of x-Xwejni, Gozo earlier this afternoon, is safe and sound.

The incident occurred when a swimmer was seen struggling to reach the shore because of the bad weather. A passer-by offered to help them and was able to rescue them from the sea.

Pictures were taken by Newsbook.com.mt and the incident later confirmed by the police. Members of Civil Protection and an ambulance were at the scene.

A police spokesperson explained that the ambulance was sent as a precaution as the emergency was not confirmed.

Footage: Beppe Galea