Woman’s body found after police search The Taff

The river, not the pub

Welsh police have confirmed the discovery of the body of a woman in a stretch of the River Taff close to the city centre of Cardiff.

A major search operation had been under way since Monday evening after a member of the public reported seeing a body in the river in the area of Grangetown.

The body of the woman was found shortly after 2pm on Wednesday and is yet to be identified.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “An investigation is now underway to determine the identity of the woman and a post morterm will be carried out also.”

“No further information is available at this time.”

The emergency services began the search on Monday night however bad weather and strong river currents meant it was not safe for divers and the search was restarted on Tuesday.

The search involved specialist diver teams, the fire service launched boats to assist and the police helicopter was seen from the air.

On Monday night inspector Andy Walbeoff told Wales Online: “Emergency services are currently at Penarth Road, after a member of the public alerted police after seeing a body in the water.”

He described the search as “hazardous” due to the “weather conditions and fast flowing currents.”

Fire service boats searched the stretch of water between Penarth Road and Cardiff Bay before crews stood down at 11.43pm and the search resumed until yesterday.