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Man dies after being found in golf course lake

An investigation is underway after a man died after being rescued from a golf course lake.

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Gwent Police says emergency services were called to Peterstone Golf Club, Wentloog, Newport at around 12.10pm yesterday, Thursday 11th February.

A 29-year-old man, who has been named as Gareth Pugh from Glynneath, was recovered from a lake in the grounds of the club.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews used inflatable rescue boats and underwater cameras to find him.

He was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he died.

Police say Mr Pugh was working at the club collecting golf balls.

A post mortem is due to take place next week.

Gwent Police and Newport Council’s Environmental Health Department are working together to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.

The man's family are being supported by specialist trained officers.

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'Diligent' Dan Biggar earns high praise from Sam Warburton

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Wales captain Sam Warburton has lavished praise on "diligent professional" Dan Biggar following the fly-half's rapid recovery from injury.

Biggar will face RBS 6 Nations opponents Scotland on Saturday, less than a week after he limped off against Ireland in Dublin with a sprained ankle that Wales initially feared could have meant he would spend up to five weeks on the sidelines.

But Biggar trained fully yesterday.

You have got to give him a lot of credit for the way he has worked.

If an average person just sat back and didn't really do anything, you would be probably be out for three weeks, but because he is such a diligent professional, he has managed to get back so soon.

– Sam Warburton, Wales Captain

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