Wales

Dinas Powys men injured in Pembrokeshire speedboat accident

  • 10 September 2012
  • From the section Wales
Wales Air Ambulance EC135 helicopter G-WASN taking off
The Wales Air Ambulance from Swansea was involved in the rescue

Two men are recovering from their injuries after a speedboat hit a wave off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Four men from Dinas Powys were heading from Angle to St Ann's Head when their 37ft (11m) vessel hit one wave and another at around 10.20 BST on Sunday.

One man, aged 33, was flown to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with suspected spinal injuries.

A 45-year-old man suffered suspected broken legs and was taken by ambulance to Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest.

The other two men were checked over on arrival at Milford Haven but did not need treatment.

The party told rescuers from the Dale Coastguard rescue team they were from Dinas Powys and on their way back to Cardiff Yacht Club.

Coastguard watch manager Andrew Hodgson, who attended the scene, said: "The weather was decreasing in quality throughout the day - at the time it would have been 21 knots or force five.

"The boat is designed to cope with such weather but they could have just been unlucky."

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