A WOMAN was rescued on the weekend after reportedly falling unconscious in the sea at Barry Island.

Emergency services – including paramedics, RNLI volunteers, and South Wales Police officers – were at the scene of the incident on Sunday, June 19.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed they were called shortly after 5.30pm and said:

“We sent a paramedic in a rapid response car and an emergency ambulance to the scene, where crews were also supported by a senior paramedic and duty operations manager.”

The condition of the woman pulled from the sea – in the multi-agency rescue operation – is not known.

Barry Coastguard have confirmed that their team were paged to assist the RNLI lifeguards at the scene near Whitmore Bay.

A spokesman for Barry Coastguard said:

“On scene assistance was given to the ambulance crew to extract the person from the water.

“The person was then taken via ambulance to A&E for ongoing care.”

The RNLI is urging anyone choosing to visit the coast to make sure they keep themselves and their families safe by following beach safety advice, including:

  • Wherever you are, check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard signage to understand local risks.
  • If you fall into the water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float.
  • In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.