By admin, 24 January, 2024

A major search has been launched at sea during Storm Jocelyn following reports of a person in the water.

Rescue teams continued their search off the coast of Porthcawl, south Wales late into the evening after the alarm was raised just before 6pm on Tuesday. A spokesperson from HM Coastguard said their helicopter from St Athan is "supporting the search", along with the RNLI's all-weather lifeboats from Mumbles and Barry Dock. South Wales Police has also been alerted.

It comes as 71mph gale-force winds from the latest storm caused major travel disruption across the UK.