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Body found in search for missing woman

Police searching for a missing woman in the Pentrecwrt/Llandrysul area have found a body.

Police searching for a missing woman in the Pentrecwrt/Llandrysul area have found a body. Credit: Google Maps

Dyfed Powys Police launched a search after growing concerned for the welfare of 56-year-old Catherine Brooke.

She was last seen wearing a long grey cardigan and dark trousers, but formal identification of the body has not yet taken place.

Severe weather warning for the whole of Wales

The Met Office says hail is possible tonight. Credit: Michael Reichel/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office says isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of Wales.

It says some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding.

Hailstorms and frequent lightning are also possible hazards.

It says the public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.

The yellow 'be aware' warning is in force from 7pm to midnight.

Road closed after biker dies in crash in Pembroke

The crash happened on the B4319 between Pembroke and Maidenswell.

A man has died after a crash in Pembrokeshire this evening.

Dyfed-Powys Police says officers are currently at the scene of a collision involving a grey Mitsubishi Shogun and a black Kawasaki motorcycle on the B4319 between Pembroke and Maidenswell. The man riding the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries.

A police spokesperson said the road will remain closed until further notice while investigations are carried out.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact PC 454 Longhurst by calling 101.


Lifeguards rescue 10-year-old girl and man from rip tide

Two people were rescued by lifeguards this morning after they were caught in a rip tide off Newgale Beach.

A child and man were rescued off Newgale Beach today. Credit: Matthew Baker

The child was bodyboarding off Newgale North beach when she got caught in a rip current at around 11.30am today. The man spotted the girl in trouble and swam out to help her but was also caught in the rip tide.

Two lifeguards grabbed rescue boards and paddled out to save them. The pair were brought back to the beach and assessed but found "thankfully unharmed" according to the RNLI.

It has prompted warnings from the lifesaving charity who say they have rescued six body boarders in waters off Pembrokeshire this week.

If you’re heading to the coast this weekend please remember to respect the water and swim at a lifeguarded beach. If you spot someone in trouble please don’t attempt the rescue yourself – either tell a lifeguard or phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

– Stuart Penfold, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor

RNLI lifeguards provide a daily safety service on both Newgale North and South beach from 10am-6pm throughout the summer season.

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