North Wales Police have sadly confirmed that an off-duty police officer has sadly died following an incident involving a jet-ski off the coast of Pwllheli this afternoon (Saturday, August 15th).
Shortly after 4:30pm the alarm was raised that a man had fallen from the jet-ski and was in the water.
The emergency services attended including the Coastguard and RNLI, and the officer was retrieved from the water. Despite extensive medical intervention the officer died at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed.
Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “We are extremely sad to confirm the death of one of our police officers who died off-duty today, and our heartfelt sympathies go to his family, friends and colleagues.”
Mark Jones, General Secretary of North Wales Police Federation said: “To lose a colleague is very dark day for us all. Policing is a close knit family and tonight we mourn the passing of ‘one of our own’.
“Throughout the coming days and weeks we will be here to support the family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time and we express our heartfelt sympathies to all those involved.”
North Wales Police are not in a position to release further details at this time.