Helicopter and coastguard in major search for missing man

Emergency services are searching for a missing man last seen cockling on the Carmarthenshire coast.

Darren Rees was reported missing at 6.42pm on Tuesday after last being seen picking cockles in Machynys, near Llanelli, during low tide.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said Mr Rees has not been seen since it started getting dark.

The 43-year-old was last seen wearing green waders and a blue jumper.

Police officers, the coastguard, and the National Police Air Service helicopter were involved in a search of the Llanelli coastline and Loughor Estuary on Tuesday night.

Police have asked anyone who may have seen Mr Rees, or a person matching his description, to contact the force.

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