A PERSON was pulled from the water at Mwnt beach yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 1) and flown to hospital at Swansea.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at just after 4pm following reports of an unconscious person – believed to be a woman - having been rescued from the water by members of the public.

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: “At around 4.15pm the Welsh Ambulance Service requested HM Coastguard assistance after they received a report of a person in difficulty in the water at Mwnt Beach.

“The casualty was recovered from the water by persons nearby.

“HM Coastguard immediately sent the Cardigan and Moylegrove Coastguard Rescue Teams, Cardigan RNLI lifeboat and the HM Coastguard St Athan helicopter, alongside the Welsh Ambulance Service and a helimed. The helimed transferred the casualty to hospital.”

Cardigan lifeboat was sent to the scene to carry out a search of the area as it was not known if anyone else was involved in the incident.

A spokesman for the Welsh Air Ambulance said: “Wales Air Ambulance attended a trauma incident near Mwnt yesterday afternoon (July 1).

“The Welsh flying medics arrived at 16.56 and treated a patient at scene. The patient was then conveyed by air to Morriston Hospital, Swansea. The aircraft arrived at hospital at 17.53 and our involvement concluded at 19.31.”

The condition of the person rescued is not known.