A PERSON had to be taken to hospital after receiving treatment for the effects of water immersion.

Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team received a call at 12.30am on Thursday, December 27 after reports of several persons in the water near the Nova in Prestatyn.

A spokesperson from the coastguard team said: "We were called on Thursday to reports of several persons in the water. On arrival, two people had self recovered and were treated by Welsh Ambulance for the effects of being immersed in water.

"We had requested the RNLI inshore lifeboat to undertake a check of the area along with coastguard teams, to ensure no other persons were in the water."

Paul Frost, deputy second coxswain at Rhyl Lifeboat, said: "As the boat launched, we were informed by UK coastguard that there were no persons in the water but the lifeboat was asked to provide safety cover for the coastguards on shore.

"After about 15 minutes on scene, we were stood down. Only the inshore lifeboat was launched."

A spokesperson from the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We attended a patient after receiving a call at 12.30am on December 27.

"We sent two Community First Responders and two emergency ambulances. The patient was later taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital."

North Wales Police also attended the scene.