South East Wales

Man, 72, dies after Penarth boat fall

Boat rescue Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency
Image caption The man was rescued near Lavernock Point, Penarth

A 72-year-old man has died after falling from a boat near Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Two lifeboats were sent to rescue him from Lavernock Point at about 12:15 GMT. An RAF Sea King helicopter was also called, although it was not used.

The man was brought to shore and taken to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales by ambulance in a critical condition. He has since died.

South Wales Police is investigating the incident.

Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency

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