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Multi-agency response to ‘distressed’ person on Cleddau Bridge

THE CLEDDAU BRIDGE was closed in both directions on Monday, May 2, whilst a multi-agency operation was conducted to deal with a ‘distressed’ person.

Shortly before 2am on Monday morning, police received a report that a person in distress was on the bridge.

Angle Lifeboat crew along with the Maritime Coastguard Agency were paged in to assist with the incident.

The incident saw the bridge closed for almost three hours.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “We were called to a person in distress on the Cleddau Bridge at around 2am on Monday, 2 May.

“The road was closed while officers dealt with the incident bringing it to a close at around 4.40am.”

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Officers have confirmed that the distressed person was taken to receive specialist care and support.

Angle RNLI, along with the coastguard stayed in position until 4.38am where they were stood down by police.

A spokesperson from Angle RNLI said: “The crew of Angle Lifeboat had an early start to the Bank Holiday.

“The crew were paged at 2.22am to assist with a multi-agency incident at the Cleddau Bridge.

“The lifeboat was on scene at 2.52am and stayed in position until being stood down by the coastguard at 4.38am.

“The lifeboat headed back to station and was back on the moorings at 5.08am.”