The family of a 47-year-old man who died in a tragic accident at a Ceredigion beach have paid tribute to their “hero”. Dyfed-Powys Police were called to Poppit Sands, St Dogmaels, at around 8.40pm on Friday, June 10, by Wales Air Ambulance which reported that a number of people had been caught in a riptide.
Tragically, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, 47-year-old Hywel Morgan died after being recovered from the sea. It is understood Mr Morgan, who was known affectionately as ‘Hyw’ by family and friends, had helped to rescue a group of children who had got into difficulty in the water.
His loved ones have issued a short tribute to the “devoted and loving father”. A statement read: “Hyw was a hero. Despite our pain and grief, it gives us comfort that he selflessly tried to prevent others from losing their lives.
“Hyw was a selfless individual who always gave up his time for others. He was a devoted and loving father and was loved and respect by all who knew him. As a family, we would now like time to grieve and would ask for privacy in which to do so.”
Two children were taken to hospital to be checked over following the incident. Get stories straight to your inbox with our newsletters.