A SEARCH of the River Cleddau has resumed after a swimmer went missing near Neyland yesterday.

Dyfed-Powys Police, Angle RNLI and the Coastguard have continued searching for the missing man. 

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Angle RNLI's Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at about 5.30am today (Monday) to help with the search. 

The lifeboat made an extensive search of the Waterway from Neyland up river past Lawrenny, Llangwm and Hook to the junction of the Eastern and Western Cleddau.

A police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is currently in attendance at Neyland Marina after concerns were raised for the welfare of an individual who entered the water.”

Initial reports claimed the missing man was with a group of people on the pontoon.

A bystander at the scene told the Western Telegraph he believed the man had dived into the water, but failed to reappear.

Neyland Yacht Haven and the fire services were among those involved in the search yesterday (Sunday).

Yacht Haven staff received a call at around 3.30pm from Neyland Yacht Club, asking them to assist as they are based nearby.

Two boats were launched to search the water, with the search extending towards Burton as weather conditions worsened, and the tide increased.

Yacht Haven staff also conducted a search of the waterside.

The fire service arrived at the incident between 4.49pm and 4.54pm.

Two appliances and a boat from Milford Haven, with support from a Pembroke Dock crew, assisted in searching the water and shoreline.