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Use of specialist equipment in river search scaled back

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Police are scaling back the amount of specialist resources being used in the search for 11-year-old Cameron Comey in the River Towy.

Dyfed Powys Police says that while search activity is continuing, it is reducing the use of specialist resources in line with the search plan.

Cameron is believed to have fallen into the river on 17th February.


Search for missing 11-year-old enters second week

The search for 11-year-old Cameron Comey has resumed again this morning.

It is now eight days since he was last seen playing near the River Towy in Carmarthen.

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The painstaking search for Cameron Comey has today resumed. Dyfed-Powys Police are co-ordinating the search activity by specialist resources from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Coastguard and specialist police searchers. The police helicopter will again assist in identifying possible search areas.

– Dyfed Powys Police statement

Search continues for 11-year-old boy missing for a week

An intensive search is continuing for schoolboy Cameron Comey, who has been missing for one week today.

The 11-year-old was last seen playing near the River Towy in Carmarthen, where the search effort is focused.

Police say today is a 'particularly painful' day for the family.

Credit: Dyfed Powys Police / Family

Dyfed-Powys Police continue to co-ordinate the search for 11-year-old Cameron Comey on the River Towy and surrounding areas today.

The start and end times of the search operation each day depends on tides and water levels, as well as overall weather conditions.

Dyfed-Powys Police CSI dogs, specialist searchers, marine section, and helicopter, as well as Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue specialist Urban Search and Rescue teams and boats, and the Coastguard are continuing to search resolutely according to the detailed plan in place.

The family continue to be kept informed and supported by specialist officers, on what is a particularly difficult and painful day as it is now a week since Cameron was last seen playing near the river.

– Dyfed Powys Police statement

Cameron Comey: search to continue

Cameron was last seen playing near the river with his brother a week ago. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police say the search for 11 year-old Cameron Comey, who's thought to have fallen into the Rover Towy at Carmarthen, will resume later.

A team of 50 is involved in the operation. Specially trained officers are supporting his family.

Search for Cameron Comey concludes for the evening

The search for missing 11-year-old schoolboy Cameron Comey has concluded for this evening, with officers from Dyfed Powys Police and other emergency services to re-start the operation tomorrow morning.

There will continue to be a police presence in the area tonight, as a candlelit vigil for Cameron Comey gets underway this evening.


Search continues for missing schoolboy

The search is continuing today for missing 11-year-old Cameron Comey, who was last seen playing near the River Towy in Carmarthenshire on Tuesday.

The rescue operation has continued this morning on the River Towy. Credit: ITV Wales News

A high police presence continued throughout yesterday evening, and the operation continued at 8.30 this morning at high tide.

Specially trained officers continue to provide support for Cameron's family.

Sonar equipment was brought in yesterday to aid the search. Credit: ITV Wales News

'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.

Sonar equipment used as Cameron Comey search moves into the weekend

Sonar equipment will be used today in the search for 11-year-old Cameron Comey, as the operation to find the missing schoolboy moves into the weekend.

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

The North West Police Region Sonar Dive Team will be assisting the efforts of other services involved and will be using sophisticated sonar equipment in the River Towy.

The search will get underway again this morning after high tide, with the start and end time of the operation depending on tide times, water levels and weather conditions.

Dyfed-Powys Police say a detailed search plan is in place and they are "working meticulously" along with specialist underwater searchers from South Wales Police, Mid and West Fire and Rescue, Coastguard and Lifeboat services, Mountain Rescue kayak and swift water rescue, as well as the Sonar Dive Team.

A specially trained officer continues to support the family and is keeping them informed as the situation develops.

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