A CHILD became stuck whilst playing on rock armour on a Gwynedd beach. 

A delicate operation has to be conducted by emergency teams to rescue the youngster on Tywyn beach.

This involved several coastguard teams as well as North Wales Police, the Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Wales Air Ambulance.

Contractors were also asked to assist. 

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In a statement, Coastguard - Mid and North Wales posted on social media: "The duty coastal officer has been working alongside Aberdovey Coastguard Rescue Team, Barmouth Coastguard Rescue, North Wales Police, Welsh Ambulance Services University NHS Trust, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and  Wales Air Ambulance and contractors from the local community with specialist heavy lifting machinery, with a complex rescue involving a young child who became stuck whilst playing on rock armour in Tywyn beach.

North Wales Chronicle: Contractors brought specialist heavy lifting machinery to the scene to helpContractors brought specialist heavy lifting machinery to the scene to help (Image: Coastguard - Mid and North Wales)
"A very delicate operation with tide not on our side however, team work prevailed and the rescue proved successful and the child recovered safe and well.

"Please remember. As much as rock climbing can be fun, they are fraught with danger.

"Please take care."