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Hywel Morgan, 47, had waded into the sea at Poppit Sands Beach in St Dogmaels, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire on Friday June 10 after seeing the group of swimming children having some difficulty.
Tributes have poured in for a father who died after rescuing a group of children trapped in a current on a Welsh beach.
Dr Hywel Morgan is an Industry Fellow of the Royal Society and Deputy Director of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Southampton. After a postdoctoral position at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, he went on to take up a chair at the University of Glasgow in 1993 and was appointed professor in 2002. … Google Books
An air ambulance team was on the scene when Dyfed-Powys police were called at around 8:40 p.m. m. last Friday, after reporting that “several people had been trapped in a current”.The group, including Mr. Morgan, who was from the local area, was recovered from the sea, and two of the children were taken to hospital for further check-ups.
But sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, the 47-year-old father could not be saved and died that night.
A Dyfed Powys Police spokesman said: “Tragically, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, local man Hywel Morgan died after being retrieved from the sea.”
Loved ones have issued a short tribute to ‘devoted and loving father’, Mr Morgan, known as Hyw to family and friends.
‘Hyw he was a hero. Despite our pain and sorrow, we take comfort in knowing that he selflessly tried to prevent others from losing their lives,” the family said.
‘We have already been overwhelmed with the kind messages; it is clear that he was deeply loved and respected by many. It has become apparent in the last 24 hours that Hyw had a very wide circle of friends who will feel the loss of him deeply.”
Friends, family and loved ones shared their tributes to Hyw’s family, describing the father as a “special man with a big heart.”
One wrote: “Just met him and can say he is one of the most talented and capable people I have ever met in the field of engineering him and putting your life first to save another says what a person he was.”
Another said: ‘I still can’t believe this. What type! A huge heart of gold, not to mention the silver tongue that made everyone around him feel comfortable and made us laugh and have fun”, and then added in Welsh: “Sleep easy, brother”.
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‘Hyw was a selfless person who always dedicated his time to others. He was a devoted and loving father and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
“As a family, we would now like to have time to cry and ask for privacy to do so.”Two children were taken to hospital for check-ups following the incident, police confirmed.
Rip currents are strong currents that pull people out to sea, usually at 1-2 mph, but can sometimes reach around 4.5 mph.But sometimes they are short-lived, so rather than fight them, lifeguards advise swimmers to stay afloat and conserve energy until the current weakens and they can return to shore.
Swimmers can also follow the current, which will travel out to sea and then in a semi-circle, coming to shore at a different point where it’s not as strong.
- Hywel Morgan had gone to help a group of children who were stuck in a riptide
- Dyfed-Powys Police were called to Poppit Sands Beach by air ambulance crew
- Father has been hailed a hero for selflessly saving the group on Friday evening