07/08/2016 BBC Wales Today


07/08/2016

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Two teenagers from Birmingham are missing tonight off

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Coastguards, the RNLI, police and a search and rescue

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helicopter were called to Barmouth beach this afternoon.

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With the latest from the scene, here's Matthew Richards.

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The Coast Guard received a 999 call at lunchtime today after reports a

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teenager had got into difficulty while swimming off Alnmouth beach. A

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second boy was also reported missing. -- Barmouth be boys aged 14

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and 15 where with family members as a group of hundreds of day-trippers

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from Birmingham. Another man tried to help but got into difficulty

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himself. I went into the room and said the people need help and they

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went out straightaway to help the two kids and the man. They find the

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man and they didn't find the kids. We hope from God to get the kids

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out. It's nearly no five hours so far and they couldn't find anything.

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This evening as the lights started to fade and the wind started to pick

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up the search along the sea was called off. The relatives of the two

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missing boys are being supported by officers from the local station.

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Meanwhile, a search has been carried out off the Ceredigion coast,

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for a man who's thought to have been swept off rocks at Mwnt.

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The coastguard coordinated the search after a 999 call came

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Crews from Cardigan and New Quay were involved,

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The acting chair of UKIP in Wales has told BBC Wales he thinks

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the party's leader here, Nathan Gill, has been expelled.

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It comes amid criticism of Mr Gill for so-called "double jobbing",

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after he promised to stand down as an MEP,

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Supporters of Mr Gill insist there will not be

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a formal move to expel him until the National Executive

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Committee meets tomorrow, to discuss the matter.

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A factory unit and cars have been severely damaged in a blaze

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Firefighters were called to Hirwaun Industrial Estate

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The cause is still being investigated.

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And in the rugby sevens, Jasmine Joyce and her team-mates

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have just started their quarter final against Fiji, having won

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And in the pool, swimmers from Wales have been leaving their mark -

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The golden girls of Welsh swimming could shine once again

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Ill before the London 2012 Games, these are

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Through to this evening's 400m freestyle final in style.

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First in her heat, second fastest overall,

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Just being at the Olympics is a dream come true for 20-year-old

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Making the semi finals of the 100m breaststoke with a Welsh record

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I'm so pleased and so grateful to have had such a good swim just then.

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Yeah, I'm just glad to have had a second swim.

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Have had a chance to do

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And so grateful to have another swim and

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I'm just going to get in there basically and try my best.

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Georgia Davies made it a clean sweep for the Welsh women.

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She goes in the semi final of the 100m backstroke this evening

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I'm really happy with that heat swim.

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Had the right leg near me butterfly stomach before that and it's always

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It gives me confidence that I'm in a good place.

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Hopefully I'll be able to drop it down tonight in the semi.

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If I do get a spot tonight in the final Ill be so pleased.

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But tonight in that pool it's all about that Jazz.

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Katie Ledecky from America is the hot favourite but Jazz Carlin

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Let's hope you've got plenty of stamina back home

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if you're watching - she goes for gold at

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And another who could be going for gold again...

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After crashing out of the road race yesterday in the final stages,

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he's confirmed that he might compete in the time trial on Wednesday.

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A quick look at tomorrow's weather and it'll be breezy at first,

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though winds will ease during the day and

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Otherwise it'll be a day of sunshine and isolated light showers.

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We're back with updates in breakfast from 6.25 tomorrow morning.

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From everyone on the late team, goodnight.

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Good evening. The weather has been trying to compete with the Rio

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Olympics, because the highs are plain to see, blue sky and sunshine

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with 28 degrees in East Anglia, 82

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