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Police believe boy could have been washed downstream

Police searching for a boy in the River Towy say they are focusing all efforts on finding the boy who they believe has been washed downstream.

The alarm was raised yesterday afternoon at around 4pm after an 11-year-old boy is believed to have fallen into the River Towy near Tanerdy, Carmarthen.

Speaking to the media this morning, Inspector Eric Evans of Dyfed Powys Police said the search is continuing in hope.

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We are not 100 per cent sure that the boy has gone into the water although we are fairly confident that he has. We are conducting a thorough search of the area and following every lead in order to find him...

Our plan for today is to work more closely with other services which bring specialist skills and equipment in order to search the river. Searching a river is difficult with fast flowing water, tidal waters and dark pools.

– Inspector Eric Evans, Dyfed Powys Police
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Around 50 people from Mid and West Wales Fire Service, the coastguard, lifeboat and mountain rescue are involved in the search. Insp Evans said the search is being guided by the coastguard in relation to the flow of the river as to how far the boy could have travelled.

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Major search after 11-year-old boy fell into river

A major search and rescue effort is set to resume this morning after an 11-year-old boy fell into a river.

The boy, who has not yet been named, fell into the River Towy in the Tanerdy area of Carmarthen shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Emergency services were at the scene late into the evening Credit: ITV News Wales

A coastguard rescue team, the Ferryside inshore lifeboat crew and an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter joined police and firefighters in the search, which lasted late into the evening.

Dyfed-Powys Police said specially-trained officers were supporting the boy's family.

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Police continue search for 11-year-old boy who fell into River Towy

The boy is thought to have fallen into the River Towy Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The search for an 11-year-old boy who fell into the River Towy will continue today, say Dyfed Powys Police.

Emergency services, including the coastguard, have been conducting a rescue operation since 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Police say specially trained officers are supporting the family.

World Rugby: North should have been withdrawn

George North was hit on the head twice. Credit: PA

Wales winger George North should not have remained on the field of play following a head impact in the 61st minute of the Wales v England RBS 6 Nations match, World Rugby has announced in a statement.

The organisation also stated steps they will take to avoid a similar incident happening in the future.

Following a full post-incident review, World Rugby believes that Wales player George North should not have remained on the field of play following a head impact in the 61st minute of the Wales versus England RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium on Friday night.

World Rugby will be immediately investigating, evaluating and promoting the implementation of the following measures:

  1. World Rugby will investigate the practicality of the television match official technology being expanded to identify head injuries as they happen on the field.

  2. All elite competitions will be requested to provide pitch-side video for medical staff.

  3. All elite tournaments will be encouraged to adopt the Rugby World Cup 2015 player welfare standards.

– World Rugby statement

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