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Body recovered from water near Aberystwyth Harbour

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-14-37-09THE COASTGUARD responded to an incident just off Aberystwyth Harbour on Thursday (Sept 1) after receiving reports from a fishing vessel of a body in the water. 

The male casualty was spotted roughly five miles offshore.

The Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat brought the body to the station, where the Coastguard, Ambulance Service and Dyfed-Powys Police were at hand to assist with the transfer to the shore.

The incident is unrelated to an incident on Wednesday (Aug 31) where two men were pulled from the sea, with one of them sadly dying, by the Aberystwyth Lifeboat.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm a body of a male has been recovered from the water between Aberystwyth and Borth this morning.

“Enquiries are being made to identify the male. This is in no way related to yesterday’s incident at Aberystwyth Harbour.”

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