South West Wales

Man found dead on yacht off coast of Pembrokeshire

RAF rescue helicopter at Whitesands, Pembrokeshire
Image caption An RAF rescue helicopter at the scene on Saturday

Police are investigating after a man was found dead on a yacht in a bay off the Pembrokeshire coast on Saturday morning.

The body was found off Whitesands at St Davids by rescuers at about 10:30 BST.

Emergency services including the air ambulance, a rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor and the RNLI St Davids all-weather lifeboat were called.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were treating the death as unexplained.

Officers are trying to identify the man and inform his next of kin.

A spokesperson said: "Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the unexplained death of a male whose body was recovered by local maritime and coastguard agency personnel from a yacht off Whitesands Bay, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, at approximately 10:30 hours on Saturday, 7 September.

"Inquiries are in hand to identify the deceased and notify next of kin.

"HM Coroner will be informed."

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