South West Wales

Milford Haven memorial for father and son fishermen

A man named locally as Daniel Willington remains missing Image copyright BBC/ Facebook
Image caption Gareth Willington's son Daniel has not been found

A service has been held to remember a father and son whose fishing boat sank off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Gareth Willington, 59, from Carew, died after his boat, The Harvester, sank off St David's Head on 28 April. His son Daniel, 32, has never been found despite a large-scale sea search.

About 60 people went to the service on the Rath in Milford Haven on Monday.

Milford Haven town clerk Moira Galliford said: "It was a really nice service for what was a tragic event."

The service was organised by Milford Haven town council, The Mission to Seafarers and led by Father Harri Williams of St Katharine and St Peter's Church.

Mayor of Milford Haven, William Elliott, said: "It was a tragic loss of life of two men who were just doing their job.

"Milford Haven has a huge connection to the fishing industry and it's important that we as a community remember them and the fishermen who risk their lives everyday doing a dangerous job."

Image copyright Archie Harris
Image caption The Harvester operated out of Milford Haven

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