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Teenage girl rescued by Aberporth RNLI lifeguards

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A TEENAGE GIRL was rescued by RNLI lifeguards after she was swept out of her depth by a rip current in the sea at Aberporth Beach.

The 13-year-old girl had been dragged out about 50m from the beach by the outward flowing current. She was in the water about 50m to the north of the red and yellow flagged swimming area near the rocky reef.

RNLI lifeguard Anuera Phillips, who was on a water’s edge patrol, alerted fellow lifeguard Alex Hart, who immediately paddled out to the girl on a surf rescue board.

With 1-2ft waves breaking over the girl, Alex was able to bring her onto the surf rescue board and return her into the shallow water to be reunited with her family. Aneura then treated the girl for some minor scrapes and cuts she had sustained from the rocks.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Michael Vincent said: “Our lifeguard team were glad to be able to rescue this girl and that there was a good outcome to this incident.

“We would encourage anyone visiting the coast this summer to visit a lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red and yellow flags, which is the area designated as the safest area for swimming by our professional lifeguard team.”

In a separate incident on Friday (Aug 11) RNLI lifeguards stationed on Aberystwyth North Beach responded to a man who was suffering chest pains in a nearby book shop.

The Welsh Ambulance Service had issued a call to first responders in the area to go to the man’s aid shortly after 2pm and lifeguards Hannah Brand and Carwyn Francis and were quickly at the shop, which was about 150m from their beach lifeguard unit base.

The man, who was in his 60s, was in pain, was clammy and had an elevated breathing rate. The lifeguards carried out treatment and administered oxygen and by the time paramedics arrived he was more comfortable. He was taken to hospital by paramedics.

Michael added: “We hope the man is making a full and speedy recovery.

“As well as being able to respond to water emergencies, our lifeguards carry a range of first aid equipment and are fully first aid trained. We would always encourage people to come to the lifeguard units on our beaches and ask for help if they see anyone in need of first aid assistance on or near the beach.”

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St. Michaels School celebrates excellent A-Level results

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St. Michael’s pupils with their A-Level results

ST. MICHAEL’S School, Llanelli, is extremely pleased to announce another year of successful A-Level results, with 80.2% of all grades awarded either an A* or A grade.

The vast majority of pupils have earned a place at their chosen university to study courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Economics.

This is the first year that traditional exams have resumed since the Covid-19 pandemic began with the majority of lessons in the first part of the A-Level being delivered online rather than in a classroom environment. This makes the results even more of an achievement considering the circumstances.

Headmaster Mr Benson Ferrari said: “We offer our sincere congratulations to our outgoing Year 13 class on the publication of their A-Level results, demonstrating that our pupils have worked so hard despite the challenges of returning to a conventional assessment approach.

“They approached the situation with resilience and dedication, which has resulted in grades that are truly representative of their ability.  I am confident that they will all go onto achieve great things at university and in their working lives.  

“We wish them the best as they move to this new and exciting stage of their education.  The preparation which St. Michael’s has provided will be built upon, along with our values and principles providing a lasting framework to tackle the challenges ahead.”

In 2020, St. Michael’s School was awarded The Sunday Times Welsh Independent School of the Decade and this was in part due to the excellent exam results that the school receives each year. 

St. Michael’s was also ranked 13th in The Times 2019 Co Ed League Table for UK Independent Schools, which was the last time that the results were published. The school hopes that this year’s results will continue to secure their place in the 2022 league table which will be published later this year.

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Police appeal following road traffic collision in Cwmystwyth

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DYFED-Powys Police have issued a statement following a road traffic collision on Saturday, August 13.

Officers attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred about 6.40pm near Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth.  

Dyfed-Powys Police said: “The two vehicles involved were a blue Triumph Tiger motorcycle and a black Ford Fiesta.

“The male rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police 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-20220813-392.”

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Scheme to enhance the town of Tregaron for the National Eisteddfod

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THE REGENERATING Rural Towns scheme run by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER programme has been supporting Tregaron Town Council with a series of marketing techniques and installations to promote and enhance Tregaron in preparation for the historic and cultural event, the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022.

This work acted as a legacy to the National Eisteddfod at Tregaron following the influx of thousands of people to the town daily for the duration of the festival and subsequently to the surrounding rural communities and local sites of interest.

A wide range of installations could be seen in Tregaron during the Eisteddfod following town branding design work, which included a giant deckchair, lamp post flags, banners, bunting, tiered flower planters, benches & picnic tables, monument conservation improvements, and a prominent Tregaron sign overlooking the ‘Maes’. Many of these features will remain in place for the summer months and can be utilised by the town in the future. Further town development work is due to commence to maintain and enhance the attractiveness and vibrancy of the town.

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