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Chief Fire Officer makes statement on death of firefighter

Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has made a statement regarding the death of a firefighter following an incident at Neyland Marina.

Chris Davies said: “On Tuesday 17 September 2019, at approximately 11.30am, an incident took place involving two Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service boats in the Neyland Marina area of Milford Haven.

“It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that the incident has resulted in the death of a Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Firefighter.

“An investigation is now under way involving Dyfed-Powys Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Board.

“At this incredibly difficult time, our sympathy and thoughts are with our colleague’s family.

“The welfare of our crews is also paramount, and we are ensuring that appropriate support is in place for all those involved in and affected by this tragic incident.

“At this stage, I am unable to release any further information due to the ongoing investigation.”

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