FLINT Coastguard have been involved in the dramatic rescue of an individual who had fallen down an embankment.

A Coastguard helicopter was called out to assist in the rescue, with the individual suffering from a suspected broken ankle.

The incident, which took place shortly before noon on Saturday, happened in difficult terrain near to Bagillt, necessitating the use of the helicopter.

On a post online, Flint Coastguard said: "Team tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a person fallen down an embankment near Bagillt with a suspected broken ankle.

"On scene casualty was assessed by Coastguard Rescue Officers and Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust Paramedics and due to the casualty’s condition and location the best method of evacuation decided by the OIC was Coastguard Rescue 936 Helicopter from Caernarfon. Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team also tasked as back up.

"Once R936 arrived on scene casualty was packaged into stretcher and transported to hospital via Coastguard Helicopter. Holyhead CGOC updated and all units stood down.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."