Posted: Mon 29th Aug 2022

Flint Coastguard issue ‘safety advice’ to group of 100 people in danger of being cut off by tide

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Aug 29th, 2022

Flint Coastguard officers had to issue ‘safety advice’ to a group of more than 100 people who were reported to be in danger of being cut off by the tide on a north Wales beach.

The volunteer team from Flint were travelling back from Rhyl Airshow – where they were assisting colleagues for the day – when they were called to Barkby Beach in Prestatyn.

A spokesperson for the team said: “We were contacted by UK Coastguard via radio after reports of a large group of people in danger of becoming cut off by the incoming tide at Barkby Beach, Prestatyn.”

“Arriving on scene, a large group of 100+ persons were observed to be on a sandbank and in the process of being cut off.”

“Unaware of their predicament, members of the team managed to clear all of them to a place of safety and back up the beach.”

“Safety advice then offered.”

“Holyhead MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) were happy and the team were stood down.”

Flint Coastguard Station Officer and (officer) Flint 09 formed part of a ‘Virtual’ Rescue Team based in Rhyl for day 2 of the Rhyl Air Show on Sunday.

They attended two incidents during the day, the first was where Coastguard volunteers provide casualty care after a person injured themselves falling off a jet ski.

“Once on scene, the casualty was treated, packaged and stretchered off the beach at Prestatyn to an ambulance.”

The second saw the virtual team and Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team tasked to assist RNLI lifeguards after pulling a person out the sea at Prestatyn.

“On scene, the casualty was checked over and with no cause for concern, we were stood down to return back to Rhyl air show.” A spokesperson said.

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