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Lamphey: Sick child’s ride in police helicopter

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policehelicopterA FIVE YEAR OLD boy was airlifted from Lamphey School after becoming unwell on Tuesday (Jan 6).

A police helicopter was used to convey the child to hospital.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “At approx. 1.50 on Tuesday January 6, a report was received that a 5 year old boy was very unwell in Lamphey School, Pembroke. Paramedics were at the scene giving the boy medical treatment, but there was a request for the force helicopter to assist to convey them to Withybush hospital, and possibly Cardiff, should that have been required. The child and paramedics were transported to Withybush Hospital, where our involvement ended.”

Rob Jeffery, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Head of Operations for the Hywel Dda University Health Board area, said: “At approximately 1.30pm on Tuesday, we were called to reports that a boy had taken ill at Lamphey School in Pembroke. Within six minutes we had dispatched a paramedic in a rapid response car, and they were joined at the scene by a second paramedic in a car.

“Given his condition the decision was made to airlift the boy to hospital, and it was established that the police helicopter would reach the scene faster than one of the Trust’s Helimeds.”

“The boy was airlifted to Withybush Hospital with a paramedic on board.”

A spokesman from Pembrokeshire County council said: “A helicopter was used because of the urgency of the situation. I understand the pupil is now home and making a full recovery.”

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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