Tributes are paid to at least one of 3 paddleboarders who died when a gaggle of 9 got into issue during a stream.

Paul O’Dwyer was represented as “the life and soul of the party” who devoted abundant of his time to charities.

He and 2 ladies died, and another lady is critically sick, when the cluster got into difficulty on the stream Cleddau in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, on Sat morning.

Police aforesaid the stream was high and quick when significant rain simply beforehand.

The other 5 adults on the paddleboarding excursion were reclaimed uncut. A member of the general public who went into the water to assist was conjointly unhurt.

Dyfed-Powys Police are winding up a “thorough investigation”, and urged different paddleboarders to confirm they perceive the weather and water conditions before going out.

None of these who died or were concerned are formally named nonetheless.

But Neath Port photographer member Matthew Crowley knew mister O’Dwyer for many of his life, and aforesaid he had invariably been a sports lover, and was the “life and soul of the party, from a true young age”.

“He immersed himself into aquatics, paddleboarding, skiing, something to try and do with water.

“He comes from a good family background. a true smart ethical compass.”

Mr Crowley is additionally the president of Aberavon inexperienced Stars rugby football club, that mister O’Dwyer, from Port photographer, conjointly joined.

“He became a formidable player. He compete for eight or ten seasons at a reasonably smart level. He was a good player and embraced the club.”

He added: “Paul immersed such a lot of his time and energy into charities. Whenever there was a charity event Paul would be the primary one in masquerade, he’d be the primary one with a ra-ra skirt on.

“He darling all that… serving to individuals and raising a couple of pound permanently, worthy causes within the community.”

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