THE coastguard helicopter was seen flying over Herefordshire on Monday morning, a rare sight in the landlocked county.

The red and white helicopter was seen flying south in the skies over Herefordshire, and a coastguard spokesperson has revealed the reason why.

Flightradar24 showed the Sikorsky S-92A chopper had come from Dolgellau in north Wales, and was flying west of Bromyard at around 9.15am on January 11.

Hereford Times: The coastguard helicopter over Herefordshire. Picture: FlightRadar24 The coastguard helicopter over Herefordshire. Picture: FlightRadar24

Her Majesty's Coastguard has 10 helicopters at based across the UK, and the one flying over Herefordshire was destined for Hampshire.

A spokesperson said: "I've checked on this and it was indeed one of our aircraft en-route to our base at Lee-on-Solent in Hampshire, to be placed there."