A PERSON was taken to hospital via air ambulance following reports of a “medical emergency” on a beach near Prestatyn yesterday afternoon (October 25).

This was on Talacre Beach at about 4pm yesterday.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Rhyl and Flint attended, as did the Welsh Ambulance Service and Wales Air Ambulance.


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A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called yesterday, at approximately 3.59pm, to reports of a medical emergency on Talacre Beach.

“We sent one air ambulance, one Cymru High Acuity Response Unit, one duty operational manager and one emergency ambulance to the scene, where we were assisted by colleagues from the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service.

“We conveyed one patient by air to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd for further treatment."

Rhyl Coastguard added: “The team attended Talacre Beach on the afternoon of Wednesday to assist Wales Air Ambulance and the Welsh Ambulance Service with a medical incident.

“Also in attendance was Flint Coastguard Rescue Team.

“We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

A Wales Air Ambulance spokesperson added: “I can confirm that the Wales Air Ambulance attended an incident in the Rhyl area on Wednesday. 

"A critical care team arrived on scene at 3.02pm, and our involvement concluded at 4.55pm."