Men charged over Newport golf club death

Two people are to face court accused of killing a green keeper who died after being recovered from a lake at a golf club in Newport.

The men, aged 25 and 47, have been summonsed to appear before Cwmbran Magistrates' Court on Thursday where they will each face a charge of manslaughter by gross negligence.

The summons relates to the death of 29-year-old Gareth Pugh whose body was recovered from a lake in the grounds of Peterstone Golf Club in Newport on February 11 this year.

Players and staff raised the alarm and emergency services attended the incident at 12.10pm.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews used inflatable rescue boats and underwater cameras during the recovery operation.

Mr Pugh was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he was pronounced dead.

A Gwent Police spokesman said:

"A 25-year-old man from Glynneath and a 47-year-old man from Aberdare have received a summons to appear in court for manslaughter by gross negligence.

They will appear in Cwmbran Magistrates' Court on December 22."

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