North West Wales

Man dies after falling from cliffs into sea at Llandudno

Rescue helicopter on Sunday morning Image copyright RNLI Llandudno
Image caption The casualty was airlifted to hospital from the beach on Sunday morning

A man has died after falling into the sea from Llandudno's Great Orme headland.

A second person who tried to help the man was treated by paramedics for being "extremely cold", said an RNLI spokesman.

Police, lifeboat volunteers and HM Coastguard crews including a rescue helicopter received the callout off Pigeons Cave, Pen Trwyn, at 07:36 BST.

Police said both men were taken to hospital but one had since died.

A crew from RNLI Llandudno took the man who fell to shore before returning to rescue the second person from rocks.

HM Coastguard said it was initially called out to a report of a man "stuck on rocks" at Orme Head amid reports one man fell down the cliff and his companion became stuck while trying to help.

It sent three rescue teams to the scene along with the RNLI lifeboat.

A spokeswoman said: "Llandudno lifeboat recovered a male casualty clinging to rocks on Great Orme's Head and a second male casualty was found and recovered in the water."

Image copyright Eric Jones | Geograph
Image caption Marine Drive, Pen Trwyn

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