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Cenarth: Fifty witness man’s dramatic rescue from River Teifi

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A MAN was pulled from the River Teifi at Cenarth in a multi-agency rescue after he was swept away by the bloated river over the weekend.

An eye witness described how he saw the man jump on Saturday evening (Nov 21) into the middle of the river from a rock above the riverbank.

An eyewitness said he saw the man being swept 100m downstream until he managed to grab some branches off an island in the middle of the river.

Fire officers and the Swift Water Rescue Team arrived quickly and managed to bring the man to safety and he was rushed to hospital for assessment.

Another witness said she saw the man standing on the bridge looking as if he was going to jump off.

The unfolding incident was witnessed by a crowd about 50 or 60 people who were drinking in a nearby pub.

A spokesperson from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service told The Herald: “Fire officers from Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen and Cardigan along with the services Swift Water Rescue Team from Carmarthen attended after reports of a person who had entered the River Teifi in Cenarth shortly after 5pm.”

The spokesperson added: “Police, ambulance and helicopter were also in attendance. The SWRT launched a boat to the river and retrieved the individual using throw lines.”

“The individual was subsequently taken to hospital.”

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