South West Wales

Llanelli tributes to teenager who died in North Dock

Tributes are being paid to a teenager after his body was found in Llanelli's North Dock following a major search.

He was seen to disappear underwater around 09:00 BST on Saturday and his body recovered five hours later.

He has been named locally as Jamie Phillips, aged 17, from the Dafen area of the town.

Dozens of tributes have appeared on a Facebook site set up in his memory. It says he was a "kind, fun, loving and caring young boy."

Flowers are also being left close to the scene where he died.

A major operation was launched after he was reported missing.

It involved police, coastguards, inshore lifeboat rescue teams, firefighters and a search dog.

Image caption Emergency services at the scene of the search in Llanelli's North Dock

Swansea Coastguard said the incident had drawn to a close at around 14.45 BST.

People leaving tributes on the Facebook site spoke of a good friend who would be terribly missed by many.

"Everyone misses you dearly, you are a kind, fun, loving and caring young boy who didn't deserve this at all," wrote one.

"You were a popular guy and will be missed by everyone," read another.

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