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'Bridge of Light' to be organised for missing schoolboy

Candles will be lit along King Morgan Bridge in Carmarthen from 6pm tomorrow as a mark of hope, as the search for missing 11-year-old Cameron Comey enters the weekend.

Candles were lit earlier this week for the missing schoolboy. Credit: ITV Wales News

The event has been organised with the blessing of Cameron Comey's family, with candles to run down the footbridge that leads to the train station.

Members of the public are invited to attend and light candles, but Dyfed-Powys police they aren't looking for the public to assist with the search.

River rescue teams end third day of searching for boy, 11

Rescue teams have concluded their third day of searching for a missing 11-year-old boy feared to have fallen into a river in Wales.

Cameron Comey, from Carmarthen, was last seen playing with his brother near the River Towy in the Tanerdy area of the town and is thought to have fallen in shortly before 4pm.

Cameron Comey has been missing since Tuesday afternoon Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Firefighters, police, coastguard, lifeboats, mountain rescue and ambulance rescue teams have been combing the area ever since.

Insp Eric Evans, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said officers were "fairly certain" he had indeed fallen into the water, though were not 100 per cent certain.

We are conducting a thorough search of the area and following every lead in order to find him.

Our plan is to work more closely with other services who 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.

We have approximately 50 personnel from all services systematically searching the river from the point of where we believe [he] has gone in downstream.

– Insp Eric Evans, Dyfed-Powys Police

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River search for 11-year-old boy concludes for day

Police have confirmed that the river search for an 11-year-old boy who fell into the River Towy has concluded for the day.

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Dyfed Powys Police says it will continue to maintain a police presence throughout the evening, and will restart early tomorrow morning.

Specially trained officers are supporting the boy's family.

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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.

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

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
Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

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.

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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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