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Search for missing man in Irish Sea called off

A search in the Irish Sea for a missing man has been stood down.

The man aged in his 40s was reported missing from Pwllheli, North Wales, on Friday evening after his was a car was found parked on the promenade.

Holyhead Coastguard searched the area from early yesterday morning with the assistant of three lifeboats and a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley in Anglesey.

A coastguard spokesman said it was awaiting more information from the police before any further searches.

Search for missing 49-year-old man in Pwllheli

A large search operation has been taking place for a 49 year-old man off the coast of Llen at Pwllheli.

An RAF rescue helicopter, two coastguard teams and three lifeboats have been searching eleven miles of coastline.

Police called for assistance after the man's car had been found parked on the promenade at Pwllheli last night.

The search extended from Llanbedrog to Criccieth but he has not been found.

A Sea King helicopter based at Valley in Anglesey and lifeboats from Abersoch and Pwllheli were involved.


Restored wetland 'helps reduce flood risk for Pwllheli'

Marshland at Mathan Uchaf Credit: Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales says a project to restore a rare wetland habitat on the the Llyn Peninsula has been finished.

It says the 8 week-long project at Mathan Uchaf will help to reduce flood risk for people and businesses in Pwllheli.

Nine acres of damaged peat have been moved. Credit: Natural Resources Wales

It has re-connected springwater to the marshland, rather than draining it away quickly down old drainage systems.

NRW says it will mean the water will be held in the ground for up to a week, helping to reduce river levels in the nearby Afon Geirch.

This river ultimately flows through Pwllheli’s West End, an area of high flood risk, before entering the sea at Pwllheli Harbour.

NRW says keeping the lime-rich spring water in the marshland will improve it as a habitat to support more wildlife like the lesser butterfly orchid, marsh helloborine and dragonflies including the small red damselfly.


Police appeal after collision near Pwllheli

Police are appealing for information after a man sustained serious injuries in a collision on the A497 near Pwllheli.

The 25-year-old local man was airlifted to hospital by the police helicopter following the incident this morning. Police say he has sustained serious life changing injuries.

Police received a call shortly before 5am from the Ambulance Service reporting a collision involving one vehicle on the A497 near Llannor, Pwllhei. The car left the road and came to rest in a field.

– North Wales Police statement

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw a silver Subaru Impreza travelling on the road beforehand to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit in Llandegai on 101.

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