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Man, 20, dies after getting into difficulty off Barmouth beach with helicopters launching huge rescue effort

A MAN has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the sea.

Emergency services were called to the Barmouth area of north-west Wales on May 27 at 6pm.

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Emergency services were called to the Barmouth area of north-west Wales on May 27 at 6pm[/caption]

Multi-agency searches were launched involving the coastguard, RNLI and police.

The 20-year-old man was found shortly before 8pm and was taken to hospital via air ambulance where he sadly died.

Detective Inspector Richard Griffith said: “We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident who hasn’t already spoken to police or may have any footage to contact the police quoting reference 24000477242.

“Our thoughts remain with the man’s family who we continue to support, and the coroner has been informed.”

Coastguards said last night: “HM Coastguard coordinated the response to a report of concern for a person in the water at Barmouth beach.

“The alarm was raised at about 5.50pm on 27 May.

“Two HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopters were sent as well as Coastguard Rescue Teams from Barmouth, Aberdovey and Aberystwyth.

“The RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats from Barmouth were also sent.

“A person was recovered from the water and flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor.

“The Welsh Ambulance Service and North Wales Police also attended.”

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