A WOMAN fell down dunes in Prestatyn and sustained a broken ankle.

Flint Coastguard Rescue Team were called to assist Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team with the incident at Barkby Beach on August, Wednesday 5 at

The teams met up with paramedics from the Wales Ambulance Service on scene who were administrating first aid.

Initially, it was thought the female had broken her leg.

A spokesperson from Flint Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Rhyl Officer In Charge confirmed it to be a suspected broken ankle and due to the terrain and distance to the ambulance that coastguard helicopter Rescue 936 had been requested and tasked to assist.

"A section of the beach had been identified and the area was set up for a Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) ready for the inbound Rescue 936.

Rhyl Journal:

A section of the beach had been identified and the area was set up for a HLS (Helicopter Landing Site). Picture: Flint Coastguard Rescue Team

"The decision [was taken] by the helicopter crew to take the casualty on board and land on the beach next to the ambulance so the casualty could be taken to hospital via road.

"Another landing site was set up by Flint Coastguard Rescue Team and once the Rescue 936 landed two team members assisted with the casualty transfer from the aircraft to the ambulance.

"Once completed both teams stood down."

There was also a second incident after a man was spotted drinking a large bottle of whiskey and walking towards the the waters edge on Barkby Beach.

The spokesperson added: "With the incoming tide, both Flint Bravo and Rhyl Bravo discussed the information provided and Holyhead CGOC informed. As a result Flint CRT and Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team tasked to carry out a search of the beach and immediate area.

"A white illumination parachute flare set off to light up the immediate area but no one was seen. As a result two search teams were sent out with one searching East and one searching towards the West.

"After a 15 minute search a male matching the description was seen and approached.

"He confirmed he was not in any danger and had been walking along the water's edge after seeing the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from the previous incident.

"We were happy this was the male reported and we had no cause for concerns."