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Boy, 15, dies after getting into trouble off Port Talbot beach

20 Jun 2023 2 minute read
Photo Neath Port Talbot Council.

A 15-year-old boy has died after getting into trouble in the sea near Port Talbot

Police were called to Aberavon Beach at about 7.10pm on Monday evening sparking a huge rescue operation.

The teenager was pulled from the water but despite attempts to save him, he was pronounced dead a short while later.

South Wales Police had asked members of the public to avoid the area while the incident was ongoing.

In an update posted on social media just after 11pm, Chief Inspector Richard Haines said: “Shortly before 7.10pm, officers were called to a report of a boy in the sea at Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot.

“A 15-year-old boy was located and despite the best efforts of members of the public and emergency services he sadly passed away.

“Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact us quoting 2300202601.”

The coastguard along with the Welsh Ambulance Service and Wales Air Ambulance also attended.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “We were called on Monday, June 19, to reports of a medical emergency at Mariners Quay, Port Talbot.

“We sent one emergency ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a duty operations manager, and our crews were support by Wales Air Ambulance.”

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