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Man killed and four others injured in Gower crash

A man has been killed and four others injured after a car crash in Gower.

South Wales Police have thanked the people affected by the road closure for their patience Credit: PA

It happened just before 11pm on Friday 31st July on the B4271 and Reynoldston Village, known locally as Cefn Bryn.

A 67-year-old man from Hampshire was taken to Morriston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Four other people are currently being treated in hospital.

The crash involved a white Kia Cee'd and a green Rover MG estate, and police are asking for any witnesses, or anyone who may have seen the vehicles being driven before the collision to come forward.

The road is currently closed while investigations take place.

Police name man who died after incident on Gower coast

Police have named a man who died in an incident at Three Cliffs Bay on Gower.

Jason North, 42, was from Macclesfield. He was on holiday in the area with his wife and two children.

Three Cliffs Bay Credit: PA

It is believed Mr North entered the water, concerned that his children had got into difficulty. A number of people who were on the beach assisted in removing them from the water.

He was taken to Morriston Hospital where he later died.

– South Wales Police

Mr North's death is not being treated as suspicious and is being investigated on behalf of HM Coroner.


Man dies after incident on Gower coast

A 42-year-old man has died after police believe he got into difficulty in the water at Three Cliffs Bay on Gower.

Emergency services were called at around 2pm this afternoon and the man was taken to Swansea's Morriston Hospital, but he died.

Two other people were also taken to hospital. Their condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident happened at Three Cliffs Bay on Gower. Credit: PA

'Horrific' scene of dead sharks beached at Gower

A marine biologist says the scene of over 70 shark-type fish washed up on a Gower beach was horrific.

The animals were washed up at Pwll Du Bay Credit: Judith Oakley

Judith Oakley says she wandered around remote Pwll Du Bay in disbelief, "There were dead small sharks strewn across the strandline, sand and amongst the rocks. I counted 55 and have never seen such a terrible image on a Gower shore, and such a tragic death for these incredible animals."

Judith says the animals were all in good condition before they died. Credit: Judith Oakley

The Swansea Evening Post says strollers near Bishopston were confronted with the scene on Saturday morning. One person said some were more than 2ft long.

The paper says a spokeswoman for the Welsh Government said it was not "not the first time there has been a mass stranding of this type (of fish) on Gower."

Dog rescued on the Gower after falling down cliffs

The dog was unharmed and was later returned to its owner. Credit: RNLI

A dog was rescued by the RNLI yesterday after it had fallen from the cliffs and into the water at Mewslade Bay on the Gower.

Crews were alerted to the incident at around 6:30pm yesterday evening after they could see the dog swimming in the water, unable to climb back up onto the cliffs.

A lifeboat had to be launched and one crew member was put ashore to rescue the dog, whose owner was standing at the top of the cliffs.

The dog was not harmed in the incident and was later reunited with its owner who was very emotional and extremely grateful to the crew for saving his pet.


Catch-up: Coast & Country Episode 1

In this episode:

Andrew is at the Gower Heritage Centre making cider the old fashioned way. He’ll also be telling us what makes the area so special to him.

Ruth’s also on Gower as she begins her journey of the Wales Coast Path.

She walks from Mewslade to Rhossili, a circular route of about 3 miles.

For more information about the route itself or for public transport and parking click here.

Remember to check the weather before you set off, stay away from cliff edges, and make sure you supervise children and dogs. There's more helpful tips and advice on The Countryside Code website.

Nicky is trying out the zip line at Zipworld in Gwynedd. Tickets start at £50 for adults and £15 for children. If you're not in the North, you can find other Zip Wires and similar outdoor activities on the Visit Wales website.

Carl is at Denbigh Castle with the first instalment of the History Chef.

If you want to have a go at the recipe you'll need:

1 large sewin or sea trout

1 bunch of fresh dill

A pinch of salt

A handful of blackberries

Chestnuts & hazelnuts

Cooking time is approximately 10 minutes.

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