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Coasteering man rescued at Porth Dafarch, Holy Island

Date
24/08/2011
What Happened
Stranded
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
False alarm
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Lack of awareness of hazards/obstacles
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Near miss
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A 44-year-old man has been rescued from the bottom of a cliff on Anglesey after getting into difficulty while coasteering.

He swallowed sea water while trying to get through a gully at Porth Dafarch, near Trearddur Bay on Holy Island.

An RAF Valley rescue helicopter was called out at 12:50 BST on Wednesday and took the man to hospital in Bangor.

Rescuers said the man was "very confused" and in a "near-drowning" state.

Coasteering is an outdoor pursuit that involves swimming, scrambling and jumping along the tide line of rocky coastal areas.

The man who was rescued had not been participating in coasteering run by a nearby activities centre, Anglesey Adventures.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14657237

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