Tributes to Llandudno woman, 24, who died in paddleboard tragedy

A WOMAN who died in a paddleboard accident at Conwy Morfa last night (July 14) has been named.

Emma Louise Powell was aged 24, and from the Llandudno area.

Emma’s family said: “Emma was a beautiful young lady, who was adventurous and had a free spirit.

“She will remain in our hearts for the rest of our lives.”


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North Wales Police added: “Specialist officers continue to support the family and we would ask that they are given privacy at this difficult time.”

Several emergency service vehicles attended the scene last night, with ambulance, police, coastguard and helicopter services called to the incident.

Shortly after 10pm, police received reports of three paddleboarders in difficulty, with two of those rescued going via ambulance and police escort to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Earlier today, a North Wales Police spokesperson had said: “We received a call at 10.14pm last night (Thursday) reporting a group of paddleboarders in difficulty in the water off Conwy Morfa.

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from HM Coastguard and Welsh Ambulance, who attended to three casualties.

“Two of the casualties were taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd but sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, one person passed away in hospital.

“The local coroner has been informed, and specialist officers will be supporting the family of the deceased.”

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno