THE crew of North Wales' police helicopter captured some stunning aerial images of our coastline.

The Hawarden-based crew of the The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter took the shots after being called out to assist in the search for a missing person yesterday.

Fortunately, the person was found safe and well, and these images were captured on the flight back to base.

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Gwyrch Castle. Image: NPAS North West

The images capture the beaches and caravan parks along the North Wales coast, as well as landmarks like Gwyrch Castle and Abergele Golf Club.

The crew tweeted: "Hello from the Hawarden day shift. We have been out this morning assisting @NWPolice with a missing person enquiry - great to hear they have now been located safe.

"Managed to get a few pics of the very picturesque North Wales coast on our way back to base."

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Image: NPAS North West

Despite windy conditions, the photographer kept a steady hand to capture these images, which have been shared on social media.

On Twitter, North East Wales Search and Rescue tweeted: "Looking at where you have been I think we were on the same job! We didn't actually have to deploy though.

"Bet it was bumpy up there. #holdontoyourlunch"

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Gwyrch Castle. Image: NPAS North West

Anfield B C Peter tweeted: "Didn't realise that there are so many caravan sites. So crowded together as well."

And Nick Thomas tweeted: "Helluva day to be flying... a tad windy. Appreciate your dedication."