Three Dead in UK as Man Tries to Save Two in River

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 1, 2021 Updated: November 1, 2021

Three people died in Wales on Saturday in a paddle boarding accident on River Cleddau, according to Welsh police.

Two women died at the scene and a man, a former soldier, who tried to rescue them was pronounced dead as well, British broadcaster Sky reported.

Five more paddle boarders were pulled out of the river and taken to a local hospital by emergency services, Sky said.

A local official, Thomas Tudor, county councillor for the Castle ward of Haverfordwest, told Sky News the community was devastated, “it’s absolutely tragic news.”