Dramatic new footage has been released of a woman and her dog being rescued from Llandudno's West Shore.

Holyhead Coastguard alerted Llandudno and Conwy Lifeboats at about 4pm on New Year's Day.

This was in reponse to an emergency call to reports of a woman, walking her cockapoodle, who was in danger after becoming marooned on the sandbanks off Llandudno’s West Shore by the incoming tide.

Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson with her volunteer crew launched at west shore at about 4.15pm to affect a speedy recovery as conditions worsened.

The crew were able to locate the cold and shocked walker and her dog, who by this time was becoming perilously surrounded by the incoming waters and at serious risk of drowning.

The Conwy inshore lifeboat also arrived to provide assistance and escorted the Llandudno one back to the shore where the women and her dog were handed over to the awaiting Coastguard team.

Captain Marcus Elliott, Llandudno Lifeboat volunteer operations manager, said: "Thinking of local dangers, I would reiterate the need for everyone, whether local or not, to check tide times if they are planning to walk around the area’s beaches, particularly those at the resort’s west shore where being cut off by the tide is a common cause of lifeboat call outs and all the more dangerous in the winter when sea temperatures are low.

"The West Shore is a very dangerous place and the Llandudno Lifeboat has been called upon to rescue people on numerous occasions throughout its history, people should really avoid going on the sandbanks to ensure their safety."