Dog walker who died after being cut off by tide on Welsh beach named


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A 68-year-old woman who died on Mother's Day while walking her dogs at Cefn Sidan beach, Carmarthenshire, has been named.

Susan Wendy Hackett, from the Cynwyl Elfed area of Carmarthenshire was pulled under water by a tidal surge.

Susan died after being airlifted from the water on Sunday afternoon.

She had been walking eight dogs with her daughter, 40, when the tide cut them off and caused them to become stranded, reports the BBC.

According to the Mirror, the pair tried to wade through the waves at Cefn Sidan beach but were swept off their feet.

Emergency services were alerted by a member of the public who spotted the woman struggling in the water.

Two lifeboats and a helicopter arrived at the scene within five minutes.

Ms Hackett's daughter was lifted into an inshore lifeboat and was released from the West Wales General Hospital yesterday.

She confirmed that the pair had been in the water for an hour.

A spokesman for Swansea coastguard said: "It is a terrible tragedy - the tide does come in very quickly where this happened."

Five of the dogs are unaccounted for and are thought to have drowned but three survived and are being looked after by a local vet.

An inquest will be opened later this week on Mrs Hackett, of Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, reports the Mirror.

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