North East Wales

Body of diver recovered from Llangollen quarry

The body of a man who was diving at a disused quarry in north Wales has been recovered, say police.

The man, believed to be from Leicestershire, got into difficulties at Aber Las, near Llangollen.

His body was found about 300m (1,000ft) along a flooded passage, according to the North Yorkshire-based Cave Rescue Organisation.

Divers from the rescue team were flown to help and recover the body in the early hours of Sunday.

North Wales Police said the alert was raised at the quarry in Denbighshire at about 13:50 BST on Saturday by two divers who were with the man.

Ogwen Valley and North East Wales Search and Rescue teams were also called the scene in the Nantyr area of the town.

Acting Ch Insp Siobhan Edwards said: "The expertise of the North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation (NWCRO) was also used along with divers from the Cave Rescue Organisation who are based in North Yorkshire."

The Cave Rescue Organisation members were flown to the quarry by a Sea King helicopter from 202 Squadron RAF Search and Rescue which is based in Northumberland.

Ms Edwards said they were not treating the death as suspicious but officers would continue inquiries on behalf of the coroner and a file will be submitted in due course.

The man's family has been informed.

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