Three paddleboarders die and another is fighting for their life after being swept away in flash floods in Wales
Three people have died and a fourth is fighting for their life in hospital after being swept away in flashfloods in Wales.
The group of paddleboarders are understood to have gotten into distress on a river in Haverfordwest, South Wales, on Saturday morning, caused by adverse weather conditions.
The three, part of an organised outing, had been in the water only minutes when they were hit by a deluge of rushing water as they paddled near a weir on the swollen river.
A huge rescue operation involving four helicopters, a lifeboat, firefighters and police was launched on Saturday night.
However, Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that three people have died in the incident.
Emergency services at the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest, Wales, today. At least three people were on their boards on a usually calm stretch of the river when they were hit by a huge deluge of flood water
Rescue teams searching for paddle boarders at the River Cleddau today. It comes amid warnings to be careful of dangerous ‘fast flowing and deep floodwaters’
According to local reports, one paddleboarder was in intensive care in hospital last night. Five more people in the expedition survived but were said to be in shock.
The paddleboarders were well equipped and in wetsuits when they entered the water yesterday morning, but locals said river conditions were treacherous because of high rainfall in recent days.
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