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Man dies after three children end up ‘in a wave’ in the sea on the coast of Wales

Man dies after three children end up ‘in a wave’ in the sea on the coast of Wales

  • A man in his thirties died after flying over to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor this afternoon
  • Witnesses reported children in water problems and a man swam to their aid
  • Two of the children were taken to hospital for treatment after an incident in Barmouth

A man in his thirties died after being pulled out of the sea on the Welsh coast today.

North Wales police confirmed that the man, reportedly on vacation in the area, died after flying over to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

Witnesses said three children near Barmouth had run into difficulties and a man had jumped into the water to bring them ashore.

A North Wales police spokesman said: “The police and coastguard were called today at 1:58 pm to report that a man in the sea in Barmouth had gotten into trouble.

The man, probably in his thirties, was taken by Air Ambulance to Ysybyty Gwynedd, where he tragically died. His family has been notified. ‘

North Wales police confirmed that the man, reportedly on vacation in the area, died after flying over to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. In the photo: Barmouth beach today

North Wales police confirmed that the man, reportedly on vacation in the area, died after flying over to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. In the photo: Barmouth beach today

Two of the children were taken to hospital for treatment, but no other serious injuries were noted.

Coast guards were also notified of the incident today by a 999 call and a lifeboat was launched alongside a coast guard aircraft, rescue helicopter and air ambulance.

Holyhead Coastguard, who coordinated the rescue, said four people would be in the water.

A Coast Guard spokesman said: “At 13:31 HM Coast Guard received a call from 999 people in the water off the coast of Barmouth and sent the Barmouth Coast Guard rescue team, the Barmouth RNLI rescue boat and the HM Coastguard fixed-wing aircraft.

The Barmouth Harbor Master and the Coast Guard and Helimed Rescue Helicopter were also present.

Witnesses said three children near Barmouth had run into difficulties and a man had jumped into the water to bring them ashore. In the photo: Barmouth beach today

Witnesses said three children near Barmouth had run into difficulties and a man had jumped into the water to bring them ashore. In the photo: Barmouth beach today

Witnesses said three children near Barmouth had run into difficulties and a man had jumped into the water to bring them ashore. In the photo: Barmouth beach today

The children were initially taken to the lifeboat station on the boulevard. Two were later taken to hospital by ambulance

The children were initially taken to the lifeboat station on the boulevard. Two were later taken to hospital by ambulance

The children were initially taken to the lifeboat station on the boulevard. Two were later taken to hospital by ambulance

“A male victim was taken from the water and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor in serious condition.”

A spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called today at 1.39 pm for reports of people caught in a wave on Barmouth beach.

“We sent two quick-response vehicles and two emergency ambulances to where the crew was also supported by a Wales Air Ambulance and a search and rescue helicopter.

“Three patients were brought to Ysbyty Gwynedd.”

It was later confirmed that a man in his thirties died in the hospital.

The children were initially taken to the lifeboat station on the boulevard. Two were later taken to hospital by ambulance.

Three people in the sea at Hell’s Mouth, Abersoch, who suspected hypothermia, were also cared for today by coastguards and a lifeboat crew on the Lleyn Peninsula.

On a third call, another Aberdyfi lifeboat called to rescue a man in the water before being flown to hospital by ambulance helicopter.

HM Coastguard has urged visitors to the coast to be extra careful.

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