Police officer dies after falling from jet ski in Wales

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An off-duty police officer has died after falling from a jet ski in Wales.

The alarm was raised shortly after 4.30pm on Saturday following the incident off the coast of Pwllheli, North Wales.

Emergency services, including the Coastguard and RNLI attended, and the officer was retrieved from the water.

Despite extensive medical intervention, he died at the scene, North Wales Police said in a statement.

Police said 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.”

South Wales Police posted on Twitter: “Sorry to hear this, our thoughts are with you and the officers family.”

Police released no further details of the incident.