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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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New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew trains with lifeguards

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NEW QUAY lifeboat station hosted a special training evening with the lifeboat crew and Ceredigion’s RNLI lifeguards last week.

Pete Yates, one of New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat helms, worked closely with Ceredigion lifeguard supervisor, Tirion Dowsett, to plan scenarios for the teams to practice working together in casualty care situations.

A large scale scenario included four casualties to be dealt with by the inshore lifeboat crew and two lifeguard teams on a nearby beach, whilst a third lifeguard team and lifeboat crew members dealt with a separate scenario at the lifeboat station.

Pete said: “It was a great evening of training. We had 9 lifeguards and 13 lifeboat crew in attendance.

“The main scenario included casualties suffering from hypothermia and propeller injuries. A second scenario involved a mechanic suffering head injuries in the forepeak of the all-weather lifeboat and requiring extraction on a stretcher.

“On completion of these scenarios we all gathered back at the station where one of our senior crew members sprung a great act at being a diabetic having a hypo, and being suitably angry and aggressive.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, added: “It was great for our lifeboat crew members to work with the lifeguards as it builds a deeper understanding of each other’s roles and encourages teamwork between us. This is of great benefit when dealing with real life casualty care situations.”

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Coastguard rescues dog stuck on cliffs

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LAST TUESDAY (Aug 27), New Quay RNLI’s inshore D-class lifeboat, Audrey LJ, was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist the Coastguard with a dog stuck on the cliffs near New Quay.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm with four crew members on board and made their way south down the coast.

Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm said: “We located the dog on the cliffs by Castell Bach, near Cwmtydu. We stood by while the Coastguard team caught the animal. The dog was unharmed and safe with the Coastguard so we were stood down.

“However, while returning to station we were then tasked to a small vessel with engine failure. We towed the stricken boat with three people on board back to New Quay. We rehoused the inshore lifeboat and it was ready for service by 2.40pm.”

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New maintenance Lorries cut carbon emissions

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The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.

The new lorries will move Ceredigion County Council’s Ground Maintenance Service’s equipment to and from the grounds that they look after. The lorries will also take cut grass away for composting. This provides the most efficient way of maintaining the areas that the team is responsible for.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member responsible for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said: “The new vehicles replace ones which had provided excellent service for almost 20 years. They are fitted with Euro 6 engines which are considerably more efficient and better for the environment.”

The Grounds Maintenance Team is also incrementally introducing electric-powered mowers, blowers, hedge cutters and strimmers into its fleet. This equipment is better for the environment, is easier to use and causes less noise and vibration.

The new lorries support Ceredigion County Council’s commitment to be a net-zero carbon council by 2030.

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