TRIBUTES have been paid to a Pennar man, who died following a fall at Freshwater West yesterday, August 8.

Speaking on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the coastguard said: "St Govan’s Coastguard Rescue Team CRT, Welsh Ambulance Service, Air ambulance, Dyfed Powys Police and Freshwater West RNLI Beach Lifeguards were all tasked to a 40-year-old male who had fallen off rocks at Freshwater West.

"The casualty was conveyed to Withybush Hospital."

The man has been named locally as David Benson.

An ambulance spokesman said: "We were called at approximately 12pm today (Wednesday) to reports of a medical emergency at Freshwater West Beach.

"We sent one emergency ambulance and crews were supported by Wales Air Ambulance."

Wales Air Ambulance arrived on the scene at 12.54pm, following reports of a 'trauma incident'.

They worked with paramedics but were not required to take the patients to hospital, and crews left the scene at 1.58pm. The coastguard spokesperson said the incident was closed just after 2pm.

Speaking today, August 9, Pennar councillor Maureen Colgan said: “I had the phone call last night, it’s very sad news, it’s terribly sad and such a shock for his wife Pat.”

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended Freshwater West at just before midday on Wednesday, August 8 along with other emergency services following a report that a man had fallen from the rocks.

"Tragically, he died at the scene. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

"Police are not treating the incident as suspicious. HM Coroner has been informed.”