MEMBERS of a Flintshire rescue team have been helping with a large scale search operation this weekend.

At about 2.30pm on Friday, Flint Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked by UK Coastguard along with Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team and Llandudno Coastguard to reports of a person seen entering the River Clwyd in between the Foryd Bridge and Railway Bridge in Rhyl.

North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Rhyl RNLI lifeboats were all in attendance along with Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R936 from Caernarfon.

The agencies searched but due to the fading light, and with nothing found, all assets were stood down by the UK coastguard at Holyhead pending further investigations.

All three Coastguard teams were re-tasked to resume the large scale multi-agency search on Saturday morning, joining North Wales Police and North West Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit on scene.

The Coastguard Rescue Teams conducted a bankside search both East and West of the River Clwyd and the harbour area lasting approximately three hours, all with nothing further found.

A spokesman for Flint Coastguard Rescue Team said: "The Coastguard search has now been called off with the area being fully saturated with multiple agencies involved, this is pending further information from police who are continuing with their enquiries."