Mid Wales

Founding member of Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team dies

Peter Howells Image copyright Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team/Facebook

A founding member of a mid Wales mountain rescue team has died.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team announced with "great sadness" the death of Peter Howells, who was also chairman.

Born in 1947, Mr Howells, who lived in Newport, was awarded the OBE in 2005 for services to mountain rescue.

A statement from Central Beacons MRT said thoughts were with his wife Penny and his daughter Rachel.

He was "an integral part" of mountain rescue, the statement added.

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