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Man dies in Newport dinghy tragedy

 

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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