After suffering from injuries for a week, a mother became the fourth victim in an awful paddleboard accident. 

Andrea Powell (41), died at home surrounded by her loved ones after she was pulled from the Pembrokeshire water last Saturday. 

The death of her mother came as South Wales police detained a woman believed to have organized the trip. She was then released for investigation.

Andrea Powell, 41, died in hospital surrounded by her family after being pulled from the water in Pembrokeshire last Saturday

Andrea Powell (41), died at home surrounded her family, after she was pulled from the Pembrokeshire water last Saturday.

People who had known her have left tributes to their mother.

Molly Bird from Bridgend told The Sun Andrea was an adventurer and spent most of her time outside.

Ms Bird described her as a “lovely woman.” When I first saw her, she was smiling all the time.

“The news of her passing was a shock.”

Facebook post by Pal Sarah Quarrington: “I can’t put into words how shocked and sad I feel about Andrea leaving early.”

‘Most unlike you! Your example of how to live life fully, full of mischief and energy was a great guide for us all. Please know that you were loved by me.

Friends of the victims organized a memorial paddleboard race at Aberavon Beach to pay their respects yesterday.

Ms Powell joins Morgan Rogers, 24, from Merthyr Tydfil, Nicola Wheatley, 40, from Pontarddulais, Swansea, and Paul O’Dwyer, 42, from Sandfields, Neath Port Talbot, among the casualties after the group got into difficulty on the paddleboarding trip on the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest.

Bridgend’s Ms. Powell was taken immediately to Withybush after she had been rescued. She has since succumbed with her family by her side.  

Friends of the victims held a memorial paddleboard event at Aberavon Beach yesterday morning in an emotional tribute

In an act of emotional respect, the friends and family members held yesterday’s memorial paddleboard competition at Aberavon Beach.

Mourning friends and relatives took flowers out into the waters as they paid their respects for the victims

As they paid respects to the victims, mourning relatives and friends took their flowers into the water.

Morgan Rogers, 24, Nicola Wheatley, 40 and Paul O'Dwyer (pictured), 42, died after a rainstorm hit nine paddleboarders on the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest, last Saturday

Morgan Rogers (24), Nicola Wheatley (44) and Paul O’Dwyer (22) both died last Saturday after a storm swept nine paddleboarders off the River Cleddau, Haverfordwest.

Tributes have flocked in for the three victims, with relatives of health worker Ms Wheatley (pictured), known as Nikki by colleagues, saying she was a loving wife, mother and daughter

Many tributes were paid to the victims. Ms Wheatley’s relatives (pictured), a health worker, was described as Nikki by her colleagues. They said she was a caring wife, mother, and daughter.

Megan Rogers's friends said she was passionate about paddleboarding as well as walking the Brecon Beacons with her beloved dog

Megan Rogers, her friends stated that she loved paddleboarding and walking the Brecon Beacons together with her dog.

Flowers have been laid close to the scene of the drownings near Haverfordwest town centre

The scene of the drownings was near Haverfordwest, where flowers have been placed

As hundreds of people watched from the shore, around 80 surfers took to waves in their boards and attempted the “swim out” while others watched.

Nerys Lloyd (policewoman and close friend) started this touching tribute today (Sat), as she walked alongside her two children towards the sea.

Family members clapped and carried flowers as surfers entered water at Aberavon Beach.

For ten minutes the group paddled past the break before reuniting in a circle for flowers.

Caroline Brown, 41 years old, was an observer.

“The entire ceremony was lovely and an appropriate way to honor those who have passed.”

This accident is considered to be one of the most serious in paddleboarding history. 

During the tribute, a number of friends headed out into the waters on their boards as a tribute to the four victims

A number of their friends rode out on their boards to pay tribute to the four victims during the tribute.

A large crowd watched on during the memorial paddle on the morning the death of the fourth victim was confirmed

A large audience watched the ceremony of memorialization as the fourth victim’s death was confirmed.

Dyfed-Powys Police stated that they were thinking of her family and those who are affected by this tragedy.

Unharmed were the five others on the trip. 

Professor and father of three, Mr O’Dwyer has been highly praised for being brave and called ‘an amazing man in all ways’. He jumped into the boiling water to rescue the women.

The five others, believed to have been part of South Wales Paddle Boarders, and Salty Dog Co were not hurt.

They were part of an organized outing and had only been in the water for a few minutes before they were struck by torrential water.

In the wake of the tragedy, tributes were flooding in. Ms Wheatley’s relatives, also known as Nikki, a health worker, said that she was a caring wife, mother, and daughter.

One family member stated that Nicole was a kind, compassionate, thoughtful, and humorous person. In every aspect, she was extraordinary.

Many at the memorial had just learned that Ms Powell had become the fourth victim when she died at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, with her family at her bedside

Many people at the memorial only learned about Ms. Powell’s death at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest. She was accompanied by her family.

She has created a vacuum in our lives which can never be filled.

Ms Wheatley worked in toxicology at London’s Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London before joining the Cardiff and Vale University health Board 15 years ago.

Her expertise was at the National Poisons Information service. She provided expert advice to physicians treating poisoned patients.

Her colleagues at work described her as ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘dedicated’ and she also said that she was a talented scientist.

It read: ‘She will be remembered for her calm, friendly and totally professional manner – even when faced with the most difficult of cases.

“Nikki was a dedicated, enthusiastic and incredibly competent colleague. We trusted her with all our campaigns and project organizing.

Nikki will also be remembered for her dedication and talent as a scientist who contributed significantly to toxicology research and was able to present her findings at international levels.

She is leaving her husband, young children and extended family. They are in our thoughts and prayers during this awful time.

The accident last Saturday morning is believed to be the worst paddle boarding accident in the history of the sport

Last Saturday’s accident is considered to have been the most serious paddleboarding accident ever recorded. 

Father-of-three Mr O'Dwyer (pictured) has been praised for his bravery and described as 'an incredible man in every way' for jumping into the raging water to save the women

The father-of-three, Mr O’Dwyer (pictured), has been described as an ‘incredible man in all ways’ and praised for his courage when he jumped into the boiling water to rescue the women

There are numerous fatalities worldwide involving solo stand up paddle boarders but multiple deaths are rare

While there are many fatalities worldwide that involve stand-up paddleboarders, multiple deaths are uncommon.

Ms Rogers, who loved outdoor adventures and was a member of the South Wales Paddleboarding Club, was described as a ‘lovely’ girl by her devastated friends. 

Merthyr Tidfil Ms Rogers was the deputy manager of the Aldi supermarket in the town, but she was going to be joining the fire department.

According to her friends, she is passionate about paddling and walks the Brecon Beacons alongside her pet dog.

Teresa Hall, her mother posted the following on Facebook: “My gorgeous daughter Morgan, too young. I’m heartbroken. Keep your baby safe.

Morgan’s family released the following statement: “Morgan was as good as she could have been.” Her mother, dad, Rhys and Harry as well as Holly, Holly, Katy, Holly, and Katy will miss her.

Before the tragedy, O’Dwyer had done a hazardous 24-hour marathon on a paddleboard along a 100-mile section of River Wye near the Welsh border.

The ex-Royal Engineer, Mr O’Dwyer, has been called ‘inspirational’ as well as being a tireless charity fundraiser.

The event raised £4,500 for a heart screening charity in honour of five friends who died of undiagnosed heart problems.

According to a family spokesperson, Paul was an devoted father, husband, brother, and son. His many fundraising adventures for various causes were his passion. He dedicated his entire life to helping society.

Paul was born to be a waterman. He was a lifeguard at Aberavon when he was a child.

Ms Rogers (pictured), who loved outdoor adventures and was a member of the South Wales Paddleboarding Club, was described as a 'lovely' girl by her devastated friends

Ms. Rogers, pictured (pictured), was an outdoor enthusiast and was part of the South Wales Paddleboarding Club. She was loved by all her friends.

“His sport prowess was not limited to one particular sport. He was a champion in army surfing, a member of the British Army 7-apart rugby team, Aberavon green stars rugby player and a ski instructor.

“His bucket list also included the London Marathon and running 100 miles, along with numerous triathlons such as Ironman Wales.

An anonymous friend said, “The world has lost an truly great man. He was the best.” Paul, a man of integrity and family who enjoyed the outdoors was at his best.

He was never bored. He lost some friends due to heart attacks. And he was helping raise money to screen other men. He was that kind of guy. 

According to his Twitter profile, O’Dwyer describes himself as an “entrepreneur, electrician, surfing enthusiast, skier, and snowboard enthusiast.” Doting daddy’.  

The group, who were part of an organised outing, had been in the River Cleddau (pictured) only minutes when they were hit by a deluge of rushing water as they paddled near a weir

They were part of an organized outing and had only been paddling near the weir when the group was hit with rushing water.

Aberavon Greenstars FC his local football club added their own tribute.

“Paul O’Dwyer. Where do we start? All that the man did was to benefit others.

All will miss you, Brother.

Friends claimed that O’Dwyer was a passionate paddleboarder and spent many weekends on the water.

Ocado’s engineering manager, Mr O’Dwyer was with his friends from Port Talbot, Aberavon, on the paddleboarding adventure.

O’Dwyer was described as a “dedicated dad” and was a frequent paddleboarder at Aberavon near his house. He also gave lessons to the Salty Dog Co surfing shop.

Salty Dog Clothing Company said that it would say goodbye with “a heavy heart”, stating that Mr O’Dwyer (Port Talbot) will be greatly missed.

Five others in the party of nine paddleboarders were unharmed. Pictured: Morgan Rogers, who died in the accident

The accident left five others uninjured in the nine-person paddleboarder group. Morgan Rogers was killed in the accident.

Vickie Mckinven of Milford Haven said one of the paddleboarders was there and that O’Dwyer, who tried to help two paddleboarders get into trouble close to the weir, had unfortunately died.

Mckinven said that Ms Mckinven pulled out of her morning paddle as she was worried about the weather. She said that Paul did indeed lose his life while trying to save the lives of two other girls who were also suffering from an unanticipated downpour.

It is a heartbreaking story. [they were]All of our friends were great… they did so much for charity. 

Near the site of drownings, flowers were placed.

According to locals, heavy rainfall caused floodwaters to rise over a dam and wash the paddleboarders downstream.

At the scene last Saturday, around 30 firefighters, including specialist wading crews and swift water rescue technicians, were among the large joint-search and rescue operation

Last Saturday saw around 30 firefighters on scene. This included specialists wading and quick water rescue crews.

At the time, the river was inundated and at least one water-sports company local had to cancel all activities due to the severe weather.

After seeing someone in distress, Passerby Joel Williams (20) jumped into River after jumping off his paddleboard. One person received CPR.

Natasha was proud to be her son’s mother. Many people tried to assist him. He was told by one person that he couldn’t jump in, but he replied “I am”.

“He attempted to reach the man using the rope, but could not. He then saw a woman floating in the water and grabbed her. Then, CPR was performed until emergency personnel arrived.

“He called us 20 minutes after the fact to say that he was in need of dry clothes, and also that he wanted a towel since he’d just pulled a young girl from the river. He was calm and collected. It was like “What’?”

Natasha claimed that Mr Williams, an apprentice plumber, was from Haverfordwest. However, she said she was happy that he did not get swept away in a flooded river. 

She replied, “I don’t know what he did. But I am completely in awe.

Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Board are still investigating the accident on the normally still River Cleddau. Pictured: Emergency services at the river last Saturday

The accident at the River Cleddau is still being investigated by police and the Marine Accident Investigation Board. Pictured: Last Saturday’s emergency response at the river

“Joel thought it was insane to do this at the time, but what can you expect when people are fighting for their life?

He is doing fine. He is strong enough to swim, which we are grateful for.

According to a spokesperson for the Pembrokeshire coroner, inquests will be held on three of the victims this month. 

Around 30 firefighters were on the scene, which included swift water rescue techs and specialist wading teams, during Saturday’s large-scale joint search and rescue.

Searches were also conducted by several helicopters of the National Police Air Service (Coastguard), Wales Air Ambulance and Coastguard.

Liz Saville Roberts is the leader of Plaid Cymru Westminster. She said: “The distressing news about the River Cleddau accident in Haverfordwest”

God speed emergency services. Please support families.

Information was sent to the HM Coroner and Health and Safety Executive and to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, (MAIB).

A MAIB spokesperson stated that a team of Marine Accident Investigation Branch inspectors had arrived in Haverfordwest for a preliminary evaluation of the accident. They were working with other agencies.

“The MAIB’s preliminary evaluation is designed to assist in determining how the future will unfold.”