North East Wales

Rhyl Harbour mud stuck man rescued by coastguard

Man stuck in mud
Image caption Coastguard watch manager Barry Priddis said it was lucky the man was spotted

A man had to be rescued after becoming stuck in 4ft (1.2m) of mud trying to walk across Rhyl harbour at low tide.

The alarm was raised after witnesses saw the man in difficulty near the Foryd Bridge on Monday at 06:00 BST.

Holyhead Coastguard sent two crews to carry out the rescue using specialist equipment. The man was taken to hospital as a precaution.

In a separate incident, the crews were then sent to rescue a woman spotted in the sea at nearby Splash Point.

Holyhead Coastguard watch manager Barry Priddis said: "Having just been stood down from the mud rescue, Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team was on scene within three minutes from us tasking them.

"They were able to start CPR, along with the lifeboat crew and after 18 minutes they managed to get a pulse.

"She was then transferred into the care of the ambulance crew and taken to hospital," he added.

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