THE body of a woman has been found at a popular beach following a massive search operation.
The tragic discovery happened in the early afternoon at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
A statement from police read: “Dyfed-Powys Police received a call just before 12.25pm this afternoon, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 reporting an incident at Pendine Beach, Pendine, Carmarthenshire.
"Sadly the body of a woman has been found. Next of kin have been advised and are being supported by officers.
"The death is not being treated as suspicious and enquiries continue.”
The local police, ambulance service and coastguard are reportedly all in attendance.
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A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at approximately 12.20pm today to the Pendine Sands area.
“We sent an advanced paramedic practitioner and an emergency ambulance to the scene, where crews were also supported by two duty operational managers.”
Drivers have been advised to stay away from the area.
The Coastguard confirmed that rescue teams including a helicopter and lifeboat were sent to the scene.
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One worker in a shop near the beach told our reporter at the scene: “Emergency services first came here late this morning, between 10 and 11 on the beach.
"Apparently she was found shortly after 10 this morning. I didn’t see a helicopter here, just police and paramedics.
"Unfortunately it seems she had already died before they arrived. It’s very tragic.”
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