Posted: Sun 30th Oct 2016

Rescue operation launched on Saturday night after man gets into difficulties near Talacre Beach

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Oct 30th, 2016

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.

hoylakelifeboat.org.uk

hoylakelifeboat.org.uk

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.

facebook.com/FlintCRT

facebook.com/FlintCRT

Saturday was the 59th call out of the year for the Flint based coastguard rescue team.

 

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Police seek public assistance in identifying suspect in Saltney wallet theft
  • 200-million-year-old ‘three-eyed’ reptiles get new home at Chester Zoo
  • North Wales PCC Andy Dunbobbin prioritises tackling retail crime

  • More...

    Police seek public assistance in identifying suspect in Saltney wallet theft

    News

    200-million-year-old ‘three-eyed’ reptiles get new home at Chester Zoo

    News

    North Wales PCC Andy Dunbobbin prioritises tackling retail crime

    News

    Eluned Morgan set to become first minister after being appointed new leader of Welsh Labour

    News

    The Cottage Nursing Home in Mold set to reopen

    News

    Countess of Chester: Topping out ceremony marks significant milestone for new Women and Children’s Building   

    News

    Camping or caravanning this summer? Take carbon monoxide seriously – RoSPA and Wales & West Utilities

    News

    Holywell youth project praised North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

    News

    Flintshire Council faces backlash over three-weekly bin collections

    News