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Dyfed-Powys Police were called to Poppit Sands, St Dogmaels, at around 8.40pm on Friday, 10 June, by air ambulance who reported that a number of people had been caught in a riptide.Tragically, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, local man Hywel Morgan died after being recovered from the sea.
It is understood Hywel, who was known affectionately as Hyw by family and friends, had helped to rescue a group of children who had got into difficulty in the water.Loved ones have issued a short tribute to the “devoted and loving father”.
“Hyw was a hero. Despite our pain and grief, it gives us comfort that he selflessly tried to prevent others from losing their lives.
“Hyw was a selfless individual who always gave up his time for others. He was a devoted and loving father and was loved and respect by all who knew him.
“As a family, we would now like time to grieve and would ask for privacy in which to do so.”
Two children were taken to hospital to be checked over following the incident.
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