Pontsticill and Cantref reservoirs: Bodies recovered after alerts

A search team on the reservoir A search team on the Cantref Reservoir on Sunday

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Two bodies have been recovered after searches for missing men at separate reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons at the weekend.

South Wales Police say a man died at the Pontsticill Reservoir on Saturday.

The alarm was raised just after 16:00 BST after reports that a 52-year-old man had gone for a swim and failed to return.

A 24-year-old man died at the nearby Cantref Reservoir on Sunday.

He was reported missing at about 14:45 BST.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the body was recovered on Sunday evening and next of kin had been informed.

The main A470 road which links south and north Wales was closed between Merthyr and the junction with the A4059 north of the reservoir until 19:00 BST.

In the first incident, a search was launched on Saturday afternoon and the man's body was recovered around half an hour later.

The Pontsticill reservoir lies partly in Merthyr Tydfil county and partly in Powys.

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