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Last Updated: Friday, 4 August 2006, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Swan pedalo 25 miles out at sea
'Issy' the swan-shaped pedalo alongside White Spirit
'Issy' was found drifting in a busy shipping lane 25 miles out to sea
A swan-shaped pedalo drifting in a busy shipping lane 25 miles out to sea off north Wales has been returned to land.

The 6ft (1.8m)-long pedal-powered leisure craft was recovered off Anglesey by a passing yacht.

The swan, nicknamed Issy by its rescuers, was then brought ashore by Holyhead RNLI inshore lifeboat.

A spokesman for Holyhead Coastguard said: "We have absolutely no idea where it came from, but it is certainly an odd thing to find so far out to sea."

He said 'Issy' was found bobbing about in the Liverpool-to-Dublin ferry lane.

Coastguards said they were now trying to track down the pedalo's owners.


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