A DRAMATIC cliff face rescue was triggered when climbers were spotted shouting for help on Holyhead mountain.

A woman was stretchered from the bottom of a 200ft cliff face and a man suffered mild hyperthermia during the emergency on Sunday afternoon..

The Holyhead RNLI volunteer crew and coastguard cliff rescue volunteers from Holyhead, Cemaes Bay, Rhosneigr and Rhoscolyn were scrambled after the climbers got into difficulty.

A member of the public, saw two climbers calling from a cliff face by Elin’s Tower, beside South Stack, alerted the Holyhead lifeboat volunteer crew just before1pm.

The all-weather lifeboat Christopher Pearce arrived on scene at 1.20pm, but conditions were poor, there was a large sea swell along the cliff face, along with patches of heavy debris in the water and gullies.

The lifeboat’s intercom system was used to communicate with all climbers in the area asking them to signal if they had any difficulties. One pair, indicated were in trouble, signalling they had medical issues.

The lifeboat crew worked with the Holyhead cliff rescue volunteers helping to locate the casualties, who were approximately 200 feet at the bottom of the cliff.

The lifeboat stood by and monitored the rescue, keeping in close contact with the climbers.

Trearddur Bay’s inshore lifeboat, were on hand to help, but advised conditions were unsafe due to the swell and debris at the bottom of the cliff.

The cliff team used a stretcher and one volunteer technician reached the injured casualty, who was evacuated from the cliff face at approximately 3pm.

She was attended to on the cliff top, and the cliff team rescued her male companion at 4pm. By 5pm, the man was safely recovered and found to be suffering from mild hyperthermia.

Holyhead coxswain Tony Price said: "This was a brilliant effort from all involved, and a great combined services rescue. 100% effort as ever from the Holyhead cliff team, whose high cliff expertise and experience certainly came into play.

"We all hope and wish that the lady and gentleman recover quickly, and carry on practicing what they enjoy."