Rescue operation launched on Saturday night after man gets into difficulties near Talacre Beach
The Flint based Coastguard Rescue team were called out on Saturday evening to reports that a man becoming disoriented and getting into difficulties near Talacre Beach.
The team were paged just after 8.30pm by the Holyhead Coastguard Rescue Centre reporting that a male was in difficulty in marshland to the east of Talacre Beach Car Park.
Flint Coastguard Rescue officers were joined by officers from Rhyl Coastguard, the RNLI Hoylake Lifeboat Hovercraft and North Wales Police.
RNLI Hoylake hovercraft reached the location at 9.05pm – the Hawarden based police helicopter was seen over the area assisting rescue teams by illuminating the area with its high power beam.
Two Coastguard Rescue officer’s located the man and brought him back to a safe area where the casualty was handed over to a waiting ambulance crew.
The Hoylake hovercraft pilot said;
“The many hours our crew have spent in training on the hovercraft in recent months are now paying off. The rescue was facilitated by excellent communications between the Coastguard and RNLI units throughout the operation.”
The mans condition is unknown.
Saturday was the 59th call out of the year for the Flint based coastguard rescue team.
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