Major search resumed after reports of person in the water in Porthcawl

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A major search has entered its second day after reports of a woman entering the water at Porthcawl yesterday (Tuesday).

The search operation had been suspended in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services have been at the scene since just before 6pm on Tuesday when the alarm was first raised.

It comes after large parts of Wales were placed a yellow weather warning for wind which is due to be stood down at lunchtime today (Wednesday).

Coastguard rescue teams from Porthcawl, Port Talbot, Oxwich and Barry Island are involved in the search along today.

Yesterday crews from Porthcawl, Port Talbot, and Llantwit Major also received support from police and coastguard helicopters.

A lifeboat from Porthcawl is also supporting the search.

A spokesman for HM Coastguard told said: "HM Coastguard has resumed a shoreline search this morning in Porthcawl, at the request of South Wales Police, with coastguard rescue teams sent from Porthcawl, Port Talbot, Oxwich and Barry Island, alongside an inshore lifeboat from Porthcawl."

South Wales Police said they were called just before 6.05pm last night, to a report of a woman having been seen by the water’s edge just off the Esplanade in Porthcawl.  

In a statement, the force said: "Emergency services responded including HM Coastguard, the RNLI, and the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

"HM Coastguard is continuing the maritime search effort with assistance from our specialist search team and other agencies."

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