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Man's body found in Cleddau Estuary, Pembrokeshire

Police at the marina in Neyland Image copyright Pembrokeshire Herald
Image caption The body was brought ashore at Neyland as part of a police operation

A man's body has been found in the Cleddau Estuary in Pembrokeshire, a mile from Pembroke Dock.

The alert was raised by a kayaker who asked for help from a passing yacht at around 11:30 BST on Sunday.

Milford Haven coastguard said a port authority vessel, Angle RNLI's all-weather lifeboat and a police boat were involved in recovering the body.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the death was being treated as "unexplained" and inquiries were continuing.

A Milford Haven coastguard officer said accounts suggested the body did not appear to be "maritime related".

She said: "We had a call from a yacht saying a kayaker had come across something and was asking for assistance.

"The Milford Haven Port Authority vessel was the first on the scene to assess the response.

"Fortunately, the Dyfed-Powys Police rib [rigid-hulled inflatable boat] was just putting in the water at Neyland, so we tasked them to go along as well."

The body was taken by the lifeboat crew to Neyland, she said.

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