Mid Wales

Swimmer pulled unconscious from sea at Aberystwyth dies

A man found unconscious in the sea at Aberystwyth has died after getting into difficulties, say Dyfed-Powys Police.

The man, who is thought to be a regular swimmer and aged around 40, was reported to be face down in the water.

A member of the public staying in a hotel overlooking the town's seafront raised the alarm just after 08:00 BST.

Police said the man was taken to Aberystwyth's Bronglais Hospital where his death was confirmed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers said they were called to Aberystwyth seafront near the Glengower Hotel following reports that a man had got into difficulty in the sea.

Milford Haven Coastguards sent the Aberystwyth RNLI inshore lifeboat and local coastguard rescue team to the scene.

An RAF Sea King Helicopter from Valley on Anglesey was also called out.

The lifeboat crew pulled the man from the water and paramedics took him to hospital.

Police said Ceredigion coroner Peter Brunton had been informed of the death.