A lady has been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after a paddleboarding incident on a river in Wales through which 4 folks died.
The suspect, who police stated was from south Wales, has been launched beneath investigation.
The arrest got here as police confirmed the demise of Andrea Powell, 41, from Bridgend, who was taken to hospital after the incident.
Morgan Rogers, 24, from Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, Nicola Wheatley, 40, from Pontarddulais, Swansea, and Paul O’Dwyer, 42, from Sandfields, Port Talbot, additionally died.
An extra 5 individuals who have been pulled out of the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, by emergency providers weren’t injured.
The group of 9 have been a part of the South Wales Paddle Boarders and Salty Canine Co, an organisation primarily based in Port Talbot that made a visit final Saturday to discover the river.
Dyfed-Powys police stated: “Following the incident on Cleddau River, Haverfordwest on Saturday 30/10, a lady from the south Wales space has been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter as a part of the investigation.
“She has been launched beneath investigation.”
“Sadly we are able to additionally affirm that 41-year-old Andrea Powell from the Bridgend space, who was in hospital following the incident, has now died.
“Our ideas are along with her household, and all these concerned on this tragic incident.”
A kind of on the journey, Vickie McKinven, from Milford Haven, stated O’Dwyer, a former soldier and father of three, died making an attempt to rescue two fellow paddleboarders who had bought into issue close to the weir.
The household of Rogers, a deputy grocery store retailer supervisor, paid tribute to her, calling her “a good looking, variety and loving soul”.
Wheatley, who labored as a specialist with the Nationwide Poisons Data Service, was described by her household as a “loving mom, daughter, daughter-in-law and spouse”.