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Teenager remains critical in hospital after being rescued from water

A teenage boy is still critical in hospital after being rescued from the water in Cardiff Bay.

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Emergency services were called to reports of a boy in difficulty in a dock near Mermaid Quay at 13:45pm yesterday.

He was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where his condition is described as serious.

South Wales Police issued a warning about the dangers of swimming in the docks during hot weather, saying those who do are 'putting their lives at risk'.

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Police warning after teenager recovered from water in Cardiff Bay

South Wales Police say a teenage boy has been recovered from the water at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff.

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He has been taken to the University Hospital of Wales where his condition is described as 'critical.'

Local policing inspector Tony Williams has issued a warning against swimming in the waters in Cardiff Bay.

We can understand why youngsters are attracted to the water in the Bay area in hot weather. But we cannot emphasise enough, just how dangerous this can be.

"Those who trespass and venture into the water are putting their lives at risk. The docks are deep, but those who jump in have no idea what may be lurking beneath the surface. They have little concept of just how cold the water can be and once they are in, they are surrounded by high, sheer walls with limited means of escape.

"Our message to youngsters is simple: 'If you want to go for a swim, then go to the swimming baths where the environment is organised and safe. And keep out of the docks.'"

– Inspector Tony Williams, South Wales Police

Boy in 'serious condition' after Cardiff Bay incident

A boy has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after an incident in the water in Cardiff Bay.

A helicopter was seen close to the incident area this afternoon Credit: ITV News

The Ambulance Service said it was called just after 1.45pm this afternoon near the river in Butetown, Cardiff.

An eyewitness has told ITV News a group of people were seen jumping into the water near Stuart Street.

Police were also in attendance.

South Wales Police say it was dealing with an incident near Stuart Street Credit: Google Maps

“We responded with a Rapid Response Vehicle, an Emergency Ambulance and a High Dependency Unit vehicle and a young male adult has been conveyed to the University of Wales Hospital in a serious condition.”

– Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson

Police dealing with 'ongoing incident' in Cardiff Bay

South Wales Police say it's dealing with an ongoing incident in Cardiff Bay, following reports of a boy getting into difficulty in the water.

A helicopter was seen flying near the scene this at around 2.30pm Credit: ITV News

Officers are currently at the scene on Stuart Street in Mermaid Quay along with the Ambulance Service.

An eyewitness has told ITV News a group of people were seen jumping into the water close to the Techniquest Centre.

Police say no further information is available at this time.

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Man denies murdering woman found dead at Cardiff hotel

Sammy Almahri denies murdering Nadine Aburas

A man has denied murdering a woman found dead at a Cardiff hotel.

Sammy Almahri, 44 , appeared at Newport Crown Court via video link this morning where he pleaded not guilty to murdering Nadine Aburas sometime between December 29th 2014 & January 1st this year.

Miss Aburas's body was found at the Future Inns Hotel in Cardiff Bay on New Year's Eve last year.

The case was adjourned until the end of this month. US national Almahri was remanded in custody until then. A trial has provisionally been set for October.

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