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BREAKING: Two major sea searches underway

It's thought two of the missing swimmers are teenagers Credit: ITV News

Two major sea searches are underway tonight - one at Barmouth, and the other in Cardigan Bay.

Two swimmers are missing at Barmouth. Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call reporting that people were in difficulty in the water off the beach. It's understood the swimmers are teenagers, and are part of a group of visitors from Birmingham. The Coastguard, air ambulance and police are responding.

In Cardigan Bay, lifeboats from Cardigan and New Quay are searching the sea off Mwnt in West Wales, after reports a man has been swept off the rocks there. Coastguard teams from across the area, as well as a rescue helicopter from St Athan are helping in the search.

Two arrested after woman's body found in Cardigan

Two men have been arrested after a woman's body was found at a house in Cardigan.

Dyfed-Powys Police says it was called to a property in Pentop, Cardigan yesterday afternoon where the body of a 57-year-old woman was discovered.

The cause of her death is under investigation and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Cardigan Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Two injured in crash involving motorbike and truck

The two men were on a motorbike which collided with a pickup truck towing a boat Credit: ITV News

Two men have been seriously injured after the motorbike they were on collided with a pickup truck towing a boat near Cardigan.

The crash happened on the B4548 at Gwbert at around 1.20pm this afternoon.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service said both men suffered serious injuries and one man was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Woman dies after Boxing Day crash

A 19-year-old woman seriously injured in a crash on Boxing Day has died from her injuries, Dyfed-Powys Police says.

The woman, from the Cardigan area, was driving a VW Polo on the A484 between Llechryd and Cenarth at around 1.37pm when the vehicle mounted a grass verge and crashed into a stone wall.

A young girl in the back of the car was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in a critical condition, while the driver was taken to Glangwili Hospital.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said the woman died yesterday and the child's condition remains critical. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101.


Woman dies from injuries in Cardigan cliff fall

Dyfed Powys Police received a call at approximately 13:15 this afternoon requesting police attendance at Mwnt, Cardigan, as a woman had fallen from the edge of the cliff from a considerable height. Other emergency services partners also attended, including air ambulance, the Coastguard, and In Shore Lifeboat. Tragically, the woman has sustained fatal injuries. There are no suspicious circumstances.

– Dyfed Powys Police
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