A KITESURFER injured his spine whilst flying among the sand dunes in Llandudno.

The incident happened on Sunday, September 1, in West Shore.

Llandudno Coastguard were tasked.

A spokesperson from Llandudno Coastguard said: "Whilst out on patrol in the morning, the team were flagged down at West Shore to a kitesurfer who had become injured whilst flying amongst the the sand dunes.

"The casualty had impacted the top of a dune and struck his lower back on a rock, injuring his spine.

"The casualty was in a precarious position lying face down and overhanging the top of a sand dune, which made caring for him difficult."

The team provided casualty care and Wales Air Ambulance attended.

"The casualty was placed on their stretcher and we assisted with carrying him to the aircraft where he was then taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital due to his injuries," the spokesperson added.

North Wales Ambulance have been approached for comment.