Mid Wales

Inquest opened into Royal Signals captain's death in Brecon Beacons

An inquest into the death of a soldier found on a mountain in the Brecon Beacons in Powys has been opened and adjourned.

Capt Rob Carnegie of the Royal Signals, 30, from Dublin, died on Corn Du, the second highest south Wales peak, which is next to the highest, Pen y Fan.

He was found at 21:42 GMT on Saturday and taken to Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, but died.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investigating.

The MoD said in a statement: "It's with great sadness that we can confirm that Capt Rob Carnegie of the Royal Signals has died in an incident in the Brecon Beacons.

"The soldier's family have been informed and are being supported. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"As is normal in circumstances such as this, the incident is being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further."

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