Part of Tenby town centre remains closed off to vehicles this afternoon, after a worker who fell from a height whilst on scaffolding, was flown to hospital in Cardiff.

The incident occurred shortly after 10 am this morning (Thursday, November 16), on St Julian’s Street, just off Tudor Square, with emergency services rushing to the scene.

Police officers remain on the scene this afternoon, with the roadway leading down to Tenby harbour temporarily closed off from the point of the location of the premises where the scaffolding has been erected.

Tenby scaffold accident
The incident occured this morning (November 16)...with the roadway remaining closed off this afternoon, as police remain on the scene (Observer)

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called 10.10 am to an incident in Tenby.

“We sent two emergency ambulances to the scene, where crews were supported by an operations manager and a Cymru High Acuity Response Unit.

“Advanced critical care support was delivered by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in a Wales Air Ambulance charity helicopter.

“One person has been flown to the University Hospital of Wales.”

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Police were called just before 10.20 am this morning, Thursday November 16, to a report that a man had fallen off a roof while working on a property in St Julian’s Street, Tenby.

Tenby scaffold St Julian's street
The incident occurred on St Julian's Street (Observer pic)

“The man has been taken to hospital.

“Due to the nature of the incident the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

“The road is currently closed while emergency services are at scene,” they added.