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Milford Haven: Police confirm missing 21-year-old has died

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A FRANTIC  search by police for a local man, ended in tragedy, after the missing 21-year-old from the Milford Haven was confirmed to have died.

Police officers were seen at around 8pm searching in the Milford Haven Marina area, and then at around 8.20pm a convoy of police vehicles were seen driving up Hamilton Terrace at high speed, and then towards the Black Bridge area.

An ambulance was then called to the bridge by officers.

The man has been named locally as Kieran Crimmins – a local aspiring young DJ.

His friends took to Facebook to pay tribute.

Sophie Day said: “I genuinely can’t believe it and am still in shock!! You were such a lovely and genuine person and will be missed by soo many people!! Can’t believe I’m not going to be able to bump into you in town or see you around anymore!! RIP Kieran fly high and party hard up there.”

Ieuan Bevan said: “Gonna miss you Kieran Crimmins. Can’t believe what’s happened, hope you’re playing rugby where ever you are”

Nikki Jenkins said: “I’m just so overwhelmed! Kieran, you will be missed! Go find your peace now fella, you’ve left your mark on the world and on many people. You were a massive part of our wedding and our lives. Sleep tight fella.“

Anthony Duncan posted: “Devastated is an understatement gonna miss you pal” with Macenzie Bowen adding: “Another sad day in Milford. Another good one gone Kieran Crimmins, you’ll be greatly missed.“

A spokesman said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended the Black Bridge area of Milford Haven at approximately 8pm yesterday (March 26), following reports concerning the welfare of a 21-year-old man.

“He was taken to hospital, where sadly it was confirmed he had passed away.

“His next of kin and HM coroner are aware.”

This Friday (Mar 29), an event is being held at the Astoria, dedicated to Kieran. ‘Tectonic – The New Era’ will run from 10pm to 5.30am, and collection boxes will be present to help raise both funds and awareness for local mental health charities.

Famed DJ and record producer Ed Solo will be performing, in his only gig in Wales this month.

The event’s promoter said: “Close friends had asked for it to be dedicated to Kieran, as he was passionate about the genre of music associated with the event, that they felt it would be a fitting way to remember him.”

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Police: RNLI ‘most likely saved man’s life’ following tombstoning incident

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POLICE have issued an urgent warning following a tombstoning incident Tenby on Saturday evening (Apr 10).

A multi-agency operation was launched just after 6pm following reports of a man in difficulty after jumping from cliffs into the sea.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys police told The Herald: “We were called to the beach opposite St Catherine’s Island at around 6.15pm today, where a man had got into difficulty after jumping off the cliff into the water.

“On the arrival of officers, RNLI were at the scene and were administering CPR to the 23-year-old who was unconscious and not breathing.

“Fortunately, he regained consciousness shortly after and was taken to hospital for assessment.

Inspector Gavin Howells added: “This incident highlights the serious danger posed by tombstoning or cliff jumping, and the potentially life-threatening consequences.

“We urge people not to take part in this sort of activity anywhere along our coastline, and not to put themselves or the emergency services at risk for a thrill.

“We would like to thank our colleagues at the RNLI for their swift response to this incident, and for their actions which most likely saved this man’s life.”

RNLI Tenby posted on Facebook the following: “The Georgina Taylor was launched after person seen in difficulty in water

“Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at around 6.25pm on Saturday, following a report of somebody in difficulty in the sea off Castle Beach.

“The volunteer crew were quickly on scene and immediately saw the casualty, who had been pulled from the water and was on the rocks.

“The casualty was taken from the rocks and into the lifeboat, where Casualty Care was administered whilst the helmsman made best speed to the harbour.

“As the lifeboat was entering the harbour, an ambulance was arriving at the slipway.

“The crew then assisted the ambulance personnel in getting the casualty onto the stretcher and into the ambulance, before re-housing the lifeboat.

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Police and drugs advice service issue warning over ‘deadly batch’ of heroin

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POLICE have asked the media to issue a warning over a batch of heroin.

The drug circulating in west Wales, first detected in Llanelli, is particularly dangerous, it has been confirmed.

“We are warning drug users to take extra care following reports of a particularly harmful batch of heroin circulating in the Llanelli area” said a Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson.

“We have reasons to believe some drugs being distributed and used in the Carmarthenshire area at present have been contaminated with other substances and could be extremely dangerous for anyone taking them.

“We would also appeal to drug users to seek medical attention immediately if they become unwell.

“Please share this information with anyone you believe could come into contact with these drugs.

”In an emergency or if you think someone’s life is at risk always dial 999.”

Earlier this week Barod, the drug and alcohol abuse service reported a dangerous and toxic heroin circulating in Pembroke Dock which a spokesperson described as being ‘potentially deadly’.

To comes as Public Health England issued a formal alert about the risks of heroin containing fentanyl or carfentanyl.

The warning reads: “There is significant evidence from a small number of post-mortem results of recent drug user deaths and from police seizures that some heroin may contain fentanyl or carfentanyl added by dealers.

“These are highly potent synthetic opioids and very small amounts can cause severe or even fatal toxicity.

“Those of you in contact with heroin users should be alert to the increased possibility of overdose arising from heroin cut with these synthetic opioids, be able to recognise possible symptoms of overdose and respond appropriately.”

The fentanyls are a group of synthetic opioids; some have legitimate uses while others are illicit drugs.

Fentanyl is about 100 times more potent than morphine and is a licensed medicine used to treat severe and terminal pain. Carfentanyl is 4,000 – 10,000 times more potent than morphine and principally used as an animal tranquilliser.

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Tenby’s famous walrus ‘Wally’ has been spotted again

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TENBY’S most famous marine animal has been spotted again after fears she had been scared away.

Wally was spotted on Friday evening by the seaside town’s Lifeboat station.

Thought to be a two-year-old male, the walrus’s return comes after it was feared she had been disturbed by people flocking to catch a glimpse of her and “getting too close”

The animal has attracted hundreds of people to the seaside town now that the travel restrictions with Wales have been lifted to coincide with the Easter school holidays.

Wally was last seen on Monday, but  members of the public were warned it was in the animal’s “best interests” to be “left alone” as much as possible and they were urged to “avoid the temptation to get near and disturb” her.

A joint statement was issued by the RSPCA, Tenby harbour master Chris Salisbury, Welsh Marine Life Rescue, Tenby lifeboat coxswain Phil John, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Natural Resources Wales and CSIP Marine Environmental Rescue said that they were concerned to hear that people had tried to get close by using personal watercraft or paddle and surfboards.

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