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Youth rescued after 40-metre jump off bridge at Neyland Marina

A MULTI–agency rescue operation unfolded on Monday night (Jun 10) at Neyland Marina after a youth jumped approximately 40 metres from a bridge into the water below.

The incident occurred at 7.00pm, according to local witnesses.

Emergency services, including crews from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) stations in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, and Carmarthen, were swiftly dispatched to the scene.

According to a spokesperson for MAWWFRS, members of the public were instrumental in rescuing the youth before the arrival of the emergency crews.

Upon reaching the scene, MAWWFRS personnel administered First Aid to the casualty.

The response to the incident required coordination across multiple agencies.

Dyfed-Powys Police, the Coastguard, and the Ambulance Service were all in attendance, ensuring a comprehensive and efficient response.

The youth was subsequently transported to the hospital by road ambulance.

The MAWWFRS crews concluded their operation and left the scene at 8.02pm, it was confirmed.

The police said: “We were called to concerns for an individual on the bridge in Neyland on Monday evening. The individual entered the water and was assisted from the water by members of the public and taken to hospital by ambulance.”

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Angle RNLI said: “We were requested to launch at 7:09pm last night following a call from the Coastguard reporting a person on the wrong side of the handrails on the bridge over Westfield Pill, Neyland.

“As the crew were mustering, a further update was received that the person had now jumped off the 40 meter bridge, and was in the water. The lifeboat launched and made best speed towards Neyland, with the crew preparing the Y boat and casualty care equipment whilst en route.

“As the lifeboat was approaching Neyland, the Coastguard informed the crew that the casualty had been recovered from the water by members of the public and was now in the care of the Ambulance Service, Fire Service and Police officers.

“Dale, St Govan’s and Tenby Coastguard Rescue Teams were also tasked to assist.”

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “At 7.11pm on Monday, June 10th, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) crews from Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Carmarthen Fire Stations were called to an incident at Neyland Marina.

“Crews responded to the scene following a youth jumping approximately 40 metres from a bridge into water.

“The casualty was rescued by members of the public prior to the arrival of crews, once at the scene, crews administered First Aid to the casualty.

“This incident required a multi-agency response, with Dyfed-Powys Police, the Coastguard and the Ambulance Service also in attendance.

“The casualty was conveyed to hospital by road ambulance.

“MAWWFRS crews left the scene at 8.02pm.”

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