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Coastguard helicopter transports mother and child to safety after woman falls on Welsh beach [VIDEO]

This is the moment a mother and child were saved from drowning on a Welsh beach after the woman fell and hit her head against rocks during a family walk.

Dramatic footage shows a Coastguard rescue helicopter airlifting two people from the rocks between Langland and Rotherslade on the Gower Peninsula yesterday afternoon.

The unnamed woman was with her two children when she was injured and was at risk of being trapped by the rising tide.

One of her children stayed with her and tried to comfort her while the other ran to the beach to raise the alarm.

A mother and child are rescued from drowning on a Welsh beach after the woman fell and hit her head on rocks between Langland and Rotherslade on the Gower Peninsula

The family were making their way between Rotherslade and Langland over the rocks when the mother fell and injured her head.

After that she was unable to continue the journey and needed help, a Facebook post from Mumbles Coastguard said.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: ‘Just before 4pm yesterday, the Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Team, the Mumbles RNLI Lifeboat and the Search and Rescue Helicopter St Athan rescue have been dispatched to Rotherslade Beach following reports of three people in need of assistance.

“One person had fallen from the rocks and needed medical assistance and was accompanied by two children.

“The injured person and one of the children were brought to safety by helicopter and taken to Morriston Hospital and the second child was released to the family at the scene.”

The helicopter airlifts two people before they are taken to hospital for treatment

In a Facebook post, Mumbles RNLI said: ‘At 4pm our volunteer crews from both lifeboats were called out to assist 3 injured on the rocks between Langland and Rotherslade.

“The report from the UK Coastguard in Milford Haven was to help two children and an adult with head injuries cut off by the tide.

“Both boats moved forward with the best speed with the Coastguard 187 Helicopter and the Mumbles Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team.

The unnamed woman, who was injured on the rocks, was at risk of being trapped by the rising tide on the Gower Peninsula

“Following an assessment by the UK Coastguard helicopter paramedic, all casualties were brought to safety by the helicopter while safety cover was operated by the boats and crew. rescue from Mumbles Cliff.

“Both boats have returned to the station.”

A witness, Anthony Dyke from Newton, told WalesOnline: ‘The Coastguard cordoned off Rotherslade for some time in case the helicopter or lifeboat were to land on the beach.