Search for missing cockler in south Wales suspended

The search for a missing cockler has been suspended, pending further information. Despite the efforts of search and rescue teams and the local community, the missing man has not been found.
He was reported missing yesterday (3 November) and an extensive search was carried out through last night and then again from early this morning.
Burry Port, Llansteffan and Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Teams and a Senior Coastguard Operations Officer have been searching the coast along with Dyfed Powys Police as well as HM Coastguard’s helicopter from St Athan and a police helicopter. RNLI lifeboats from Burry Port have also been searching together with Loughor independent lifeboat. Volunteers from the cockling community have also been involved in the search working alongside the police and coastguards.
Despite strenuous efforts to find him, the man has not been found and the decision made to suspend the search.
Max Hawkins, Senior Maritime Operations Officer with HM Coastguard said: “Everyone worked very hard together searching the entire area last night and then again this morning and then throughout the day. The search has now been suspended, but if we get further information we will resume it. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time.”

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