South West Wales

Letterston trench collapse: Tribute to Glyndwr Richards

The family of a man who died after a trench collapsed at a new housing development in Pembrokeshire have described him as "a legend".

Glyndwr Richards, 54, from Crymych, died at the scene at Letterston, near Fishguard on Tuesday.

In a statement, his family said: "Glyndwr was a kind, loving man, and a legend in Crymych."

A joint investigation has been launched, and police will work with the Health and Safety Executive.

Mr Richards's family said: "He was closely associated with Crymych rugby club, and it brought him much enjoyment.

"We have suffered a terrible loss, and he will be greatly missed by us all."

It is understood foundations were being dug when the collapse happened at 10:10 BST on Tuesday.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent two fire crews from Haverfordwest and Fishguard.

Specialists from the fire service's urban search and rescue team from Earlswood near Briton Ferry also went to the site off Station Road, along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

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