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Pembroke: Police confirm tragic Mill Pond death

Lost his life at the Mill Pound: Wayne Anthony Young
Lost his life at the Mill Pound: Wayne Anthony Young
Lost his life at the Mill Pond: Wayne Anthony Young

A 52-YEAR-OLD man from Pembroke died after entering the water at the town’s Mill Pond on New Year’s Day, the police have confirmed.

Wayne Anthony Young, of Olivers View, died despite the efforts of a member of the public who tried to save him.

Fran Nicholls, who lives nearby to the where the incident unfolded, told The Herald: “At about 12.15 on New Year’s Day I noticed a commotion. I saw people running over to the wall. Someone had spotted that a man was unconscious in the water. A member of the public took the orange life saver and threw it in to fish the gentleman out.”

Mrs Nicholls added: “Eventually the man was hauled out of the water, but resuscitation was not carried out at the time because the gentleman’s lungs were said to be too full of water. Soon after an ambulance arrived and paramedics worked on him for quite a while but, he did not survive. It’s a very sad situation.”

A police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “At lunchtime on Thursday January 1 2015, Dyfed Powys Police received reports of a 52-year-old man entering the water at Mill Pond, Pembroke, who then got into difficulty.

“A member of the public, walking in the area at the time, entered the water to rescue him. Paramedics conveyed the man to Withybush hospital, where he sadly passed away. There are no suspicious circumstances, and HM Coroner has been informed.”