"Be equipped for your country walk" says local Coastguard

December 29, 2021 - 280 views

Llandudno's Coastguard is warning people out for a country walk over the New Year period to be careful for slippy paths and routes.

Yesterday afternoon teams were tasked to assist a causalty who had slipped on wet grass and sustained an ankle injury.

"We were joined by Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team on the Great Orme where we provided casualty care and packaged the casualty into our stretcher before carrying them down the slope and into a waiting ambulance.

"Although in this case the casualty was a well equipped and experienced walker, accidents can still happen.

 "Our advice to ensure that your trip to the coast is both safe and fun is; make sure you check the weather and tides before heading out, wear appropriate footwear and clothing for your activity, know the sea conditions and stick to coastal paths.

"Also, make sure you tell someone where you are going and when you will be back."

The advice is that if you do get into difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.