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Man dies in Newport dinghy tragedy

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Emergency services at Newport yesterday. (Pic Angharad Arnold)

Emergency services at Newport yesterday. (Pic Angharad Arnold)

DYFED-POWYS POLICE has said it is investigating the sudden death of a 63 year old man, following an incident on a dinghy at Newport beach, Pembrokeshire. 

Milford Haven Coastguard said they were alerted to someone in difficulty in the water by a 999 call at approximately 6.35pm on Wednesday (Aug 20).

Lifeboats from both Fishguard and Cardigan were among the rescue services who attended the scene at the North Pembrokeshire beauty spot.

An RNLI crew member told The Herald that the emergency services treated the yachtsman before paramedics and an RAF Sea king helicopter arrived.

A police spokesman said “Three men were on board the dinghy, and all three ended up out of the vessel, and in the water in difficulty. One of the three men was pulled from the water by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.”

The ambulance service said the injured man was taken to hospital in Haverfordwest. An ambulance source said: “We received a call from the coastguard to attend at 1844 and a male casualty was conveyed to Withybush Hospital. A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance attended.”

The police added: “The man’s next of kin have been informed, and the HM Coroner has been informed of the tragedy.”

The police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police by calling 101.

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Teenage passenger dies in A487 crash – police appealing for help

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DYFED POWYS POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision which occurred at around 10pm last night (Saturday, November 16) on the A487 at Commins Coch, Aberystwyth.

The collision involved two vehicles – a black Vauxhall Astra, which was travelling out of Aberystwyth heading towards the general direction of Bow Street, and a silver Audi A6.

Sadly, an 18-year-old sustained fatal injuries and passed away at hospital this morning. She was a passenger in the Vauxhall Astra.

Several casualties were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision or the vehicles involved, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20191116-353

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Free parking in Ceredigion

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Car parking will be free in all Ceredigion County Council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas this year.

Parking charges at council operated Pay and Display car parks will be waived on December 7, 14 and 21 2019.

Rhodri Llwyd is Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer responsible for Highways and Environmental Services. He said. “Small businesses will be competing against online businesses for trade this Christmas. We want to do what we can to support Ceredigion businesses at this important time of year. We hope this step encourages more of us to shop locally this Christmas and enjoy what fantastic Ceredigion businesses have to offer.”

This decision contributes towards one of the council’s corporate priorities of boosting the economy.

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Ysgol Bro Pedr raise funds for life saving machine

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PUPILS at Ysgol Bro Pedr have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator machine for the school.

The idea came after 15 Year 11 pupils achieved their Level 3 Emergency First Aid Qualification with Ceredigion Youth Service. Pupils felt that it was incredibly important that they and others at the school had the skills, knowledge and equipment to use in an emergency.

Mrs Caryl Jones and pupils raised an outstanding £1,150 through organising a bake sale at the school on 28 March 2019. The school extends their thanks to Lampeter businesses ‘Oh My Cod’ and ‘Y Becws’ for their kind contribution towards the sale.

Guto Crompton, School Based Youth Worker said: “Although first aid is not a mandatory part of the school curriculum in Wales, young people at Ysgol Bro Pedr felt that it should be something that all pupils knew about. This would help them to know what to do in an emergency, whether that be in the school or out in the community. Pupils worked hard to achieve their First Aid qualification which covered aspect such as CPR, casualty management and the use of a defibrillator.”

The defibrillator machine will be placed in the school reception.

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