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Strumble Head: Dramatic rescue follows ‘man overboard’ calls

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A MAN who fell overboard from his vessel has been rescued from the water earlier today.

Just after 10am today (May 12) HM Coastguard received several 999 calls from members of the public reporting a person in the water in difficulty, who had fallen overboard from his vessel off the coast of Pwll Deri, near Strumble Head. The man’s vessel was reported to be out of control circling around him.

HM Coastguard Fishguard, Fishguard & Goodwick RNLI Lifeboat Station and the Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter were all sent to the scene. A Mayday relay broadcast was also issued by HM Coastguard asking nearby vessels for assistance.

Several fishing vessels responded to the Mayday and one of those vessels nearby was able to pull the man from the water. He was transferred onto the Fishguard Lifeboat and then winched onboard the Coastguard helicopter, for onward transfer into the care of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. The man was able to confirm that he was the only person onboard and that no one else was in distress. Despite his ordeal, he is conscious and only believed to be suffering from the onset of cold.

One of the fishing vessels on scene also managed to regain control of the casualty’s out of control vessel. The vessel is currently being brought into Fishguard Lifeboat Station.

The Coastguard spokesperson said: “We wish the man a speedy recovery.”

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Haverfordwest: Man detained under Mental Health Act on bypass bridge

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POLICE assisted a man who was sat on the road bridge above Freeman’s way in Haverfordwest on Sunday night (May 19).

He was taken to hospital, as he was believed to be suffering from mental health problems.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “We received a report concerning the welfare of a man, who was sitting on the bridge above Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, at around 10.40pm on Sunday.

“The man was detained under the mental health act a short time later and taken to hospital.“He was not injured. Freeman’s Way was closed for around 10 minutes.”

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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