Firefighter dies as two boats crash in marina in Neyland, Wales

17 September 2019, 21:56 | Updated: 18 September 2019, 08:33

The collision took place at Neyland Marina, Milford Haven
The collision took place at Neyland Marina, Milford Haven. Picture: Google Street View

By Megan White

A firefighter has died after two boats crashed in a marina in Wales.

The 35-year-old lost his life in the collision in Neyland Marina, Milford Haven, around 11.30am on Tuesday.

He worked for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Dyfed Powys Police said they had informed the Marine Accident Investigation Board about the accident and would be working with them to find out what had caused the crash.

In a statement, they said: “We can confirm a 35-year-old serving Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Firefighter tragically lost his life during the incident, in which two boats collided.

“Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. Specialist teams from both the fire and rescue service and police were also on scene supporting witnesses.

“We have informed the Marine Accident Investigation Board and will be working with them to establish what happened here today.

“Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased and to his colleagues at Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.”

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