A woman in her 30s died in a Swansea tanning shop.

The ambulance service dispatched officers to Lextan, on Carmarthen Road, Fforestfach, on Saturday afternoon, according to South Wales Police.

According to the police department, there were no unusual circumstances surrounding the death of the consumer.



Lextan said: “We give our condolences to the deceased’s family and friends, and we have also offered counselling to any affected staff”.

“We are co-operating with the investigation into this case by South Wales Police and any further inquiries should be made to them at this time.”

Det Insp Gareth Jones said: “Her next of kin have been informed and a file has been passed to the coroner.”

A spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said the service had been dispatched in response to reports of a medical emergency.

“We sent one emergency ambulance, one rapid response vehicle and a duty operations manager to the scene, where crews were supported by the Wales Air Ambulance.”

Husband’s tribute after wife, 30, found dead in Swansea tanning salon

Her distraught husband remembered a young woman who died in a tanning parlor as “the most giving person you could ever meet.” On Saturday, May 28, Piata Tauwhare went to Lextan near her house in Swansea for an 11-minute tan, but she died shortly afterward.

The 30-year-old is believed to have died of cardiac arrest minutes after exiting the tanning bed, prompting her mother-in-law to go looking for her after an hour of silence.

Ifan Jones, Piata’s husband, said his mother went to the Fforestfach salon thinking she had forgotten her phone, but when she was led to the room where the mental health support worker was working, she discovered her daughter-in-law dead on the floor.

The 23-year-old told the Liverpool Echo that his Liverpool FC supporting wife was “the most generous person you could ever meet”. He said: “Not one person could ever say a bad word about her and she would bend over backwards for anybody, friends, family, or strangers. It’s hard.



“She helped me with everything. I suffer from anxiety and stuff like that and literally anything, she would do anything for me. Every single one of my friends and family got on with her straight away. Everyone loved her. If I was ever seen without her everyone would ask how she was.”

Ifan, who lived with Piata in their home in Swansea, has said he thinks the love of his life could have been saved if she had been found earlier. He has also claimed the tanning salon staff should have checked on her.

The warehouse operative said: “She had something similar to a cardiac arrest in the tanning salon, Lextan. She went in there at 1.50pm for an 11-minute session. She wasn’t answering her phone so my mum and I both nipped out of work to see if everything was okay.

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