Emergency services are currently searching a west Wales river following reports of a person entering the water yesterday, Sunday evening.

The person is believed to have gone into the water near the Cresselly Arms at Pontragothi, seven miles outside Carmarthen.

At 5.45pm yesterday evening, Sunday, November 26, fire crews from Carmarthen, Swansea Central, Llandeilo and Pontarddulais crews were called to an incident on the River Cothi between Pontargothi and Dryslwyn.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s (MAWWFRS) swift water rescue, mountain rescue and wading teams were also in attendance to assist with search operations.

At 11.31pm on Sunday, November 26, the search was suspended.

At 8.35am this morning, Monday, November 27, Dyfed-Powys Police requested that the fire and rescue service’s boat and the swift water rescue team was activated again, the mountain rescue team is also back in attendance.

A spokesperson said this afternoon: “MAWWFRS and Dyfed-Powys Police are continuing with their search operations at the scene. “Riverside searches are being conducted downstream and a drone will be utilised if the weather permits.”

The spokesperson said that more information will be released when available.

Dyfed-Powys Police added:

"The emergency services are responding to a report of a missing person in the Nantgaredig area.

"A number of enquiries are being undertaken and include a search in and along the river in Nantgaredig and the surrounding area.

"The Police are coordinating the multi-agency search operation which includes the Mountain Rescue Team and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

"The public can expect to see an increase police presence in the area while the search is ongoing."