Three call-outs for North Wales rescuers

By Dan Beavan

A BUSY weekend for rescue teams saw two people airlifted to hospital after beach accidents.

Holyhead coastguard was alerted just after 3.50pm on Saturday after a surfer suffered a head injury at Hell’s Mouth, Abersoch.

They alerted the 22 Squadron RAF Valley helicopter, who airlifted the 20-year-old man to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

A spokesman said: “It appeared the surfer had fallen while in the water and suffered a bang to the head.

“He was brought ashore and started experiencing a few pains, so emergency crews were called as a precaution.”

Just minutes later, the same teams were tasked to a report of people in distress in the water off Dinas Dinlle.

But a Holyhead coastguard spokesman said all four people were safely ashore when they arrived on the scene.

And just after 4.10pm, the coastguard received a call from the ambulance service, who had also been called to Dinas Dinlle.

An 18-year-old man had swallowed a large amount of sea water and had fallen ill.

He was suffering from chest pain and was check over the scene.

The air ambulance was later tasked and he was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd for further treatment.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident were not made clear,” a coastguard spokesman said.

“But the teenager had swallowed a large amount of water and was suffering some pain as a result.”

His injuries were not thought to be serious.

Sourced by Daily Post


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