‘Loving and devoted’ father dies trying to save a group of children trapped in the flood

Hywell Morgan, 47, was known to family and friends as ‘Hyw’ and the ‘loving and devoted’ father died while rescuing a number of children caught in a flood

Hywell Morgan, 47
Hywell Morgan died on Friday

A “loving and devoted” father has tragically died after trying to save a group of young children caught in a flood.

The family of 47-year-old Hywell Morgan, who died in the tragic accident at a local beach, has paid tribute to their “hero”.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident on Friday night after receiving reports of a number of people caught in dangerous flooding. Wales Online reported.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called to Poppit Sands, St Dogmaels, along with an ambulance around 8.40pm on Friday

Despite the best efforts of the rescue services, Mr Morgan died after being recovered from the sea.







Poppit Sands, where the father tragically died
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It is understood that Mr Morgan, affectionately known as ‘Hyw’ by family and friends, helped rescue a group of children who got into trouble in the water.

His loved ones paid a brief tribute to the “devoted and loving father”.

One statement read: “Hyw was a hero. Despite our pain and sorrow, we are comforted that he selflessly tried to prevent others from losing their lives.

“Hyw was a selfless person who always gave his time for others. He was a devoted and loving father and was loved and respected by all who knew him. As a family we wish to have time to grieve now and ask for privacy in which to do so.”

Two children were taken to hospital for evaluation after the incident.

On posting the tribute to the family, local police said: “Dyfed-Powys Police were called to Poppit Sands, St Dogmaels, at around 8.40pm on Friday 10 June by an ambulance who reported that a A number of people were caught in a flood.

“Despite the best efforts of the rescue services, local Hywel Morgan tragically died after being rescued from the sea.

“It is understood that Hywel, affectionately known as Hyw by family and friends, helped rescue a group of children who got into trouble in the water.”

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