10 rescued after bus hit by wave at Newgale

Western Telegraph: PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.

These were the dramatic scenes at Newgale earlier this evening (Saturday) where ten people were rescued after the bus they were travelling on was hit by a huge wave.

Cleddau Radio reported: "Milford Haven Coastguard was contacted just after 7pm this evening with reports that the bus was stuck on the seafront, having been hit by the large wave and was surrounded by water.

"The wind at the time was gusting over 50mph.

"Broadhaven and St. Davids Coastguard Rescue Teams, HM Coastguard’s Sector Manager for Preseli, along with police, fire and ambulance crews were sent to the scene.

"The RAF search and rescue helicopter from RMB Chivenor was also asked to assist, but was stood down once the passengers were helped to safety by rescue units on scene. There are no reported injuries."

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12:00pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Andrew Lye says...

Err.... Was this a fluke event or as we were aware of the bad weather etc... the road should have been closed?
Trying to work out how it could have happened. Sure our H & S Taliban at County Hall would have closed the road as a precaution, in good time?
Err.... Was this a fluke event or as we were aware of the bad weather etc... the road should have been closed? Trying to work out how it could have happened. Sure our H & S Taliban at County Hall would have closed the road as a precaution, in good time? Andrew Lye

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