South West Wales

Aberavon search for man was false alarm, coastguards say

Aberavon Sands Image copyright Geograph/Steve Daniels

A coastal search involving lifeboats and a rescue helicopter for a man seen entering the sea in Neath Port Talbot was a false alarm, coastguards say.

Milford Haven Coastguard launched the search at 19:40 GMT on Thursday after a couple reported seeing the man enter the sea at Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot.

A man later contacted police saying he saw the search operation and thought it might be for him.

Coastguards described it as a false alarm with "good intent".

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