IT was a busy weekend of incidents for the coastguard team based in Flint.

The first incident which required the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team to be called out took place on Saturday, September 14, just before 10.30am.

The team were joined by the Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team to assist Merseyside Police with a missing person near Oglet Point in Hale, Liverpool.

Once on the scene, new information was received by local police stating that the person had been found inland and all units were able to stand down.

The same day at 12.50pm, whilst returning from the previous incident, the Flint-based team were tasked along with Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team to assist the North Flintshire policing team of North Wales Police with an incident near the Blue Bridge, Queensferry.

Whilst en-route, the team received information stating the incident had come to a safe conclusion and all units stood down. Flint R.N.L.I Lifeboat was also tasked but stood down prior to launching.

Shortly before 1.10pm on Sunday September 15, the team was tasked by UK Coastguard to transport time expired pyrotechnics (TEP’s) left outside the Station on Flint’s Chester Road to a secure storage facility at the Crosby Coastal Operations Base.

Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to meet the team at a location half way for a handover.

A spokesman for the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team said: “Please remember it is a criminal offence to leave or discard flares/pyrotechnics at our Station, should you have any please contact Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre on 01407 762051 to arrange safe disposal.”