North West Wales

Walker's body found on Cader Idris in Gwynedd

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The body of a walker has been found on a cliff face on Cader Idris in Gwynedd.

North Wales Police say it is believed to be be the body of a 48-year-old from the Southampton area who was reported missing on Saturday night.

Three mountain rescue teams spent all night in wind and fog looking for the man, who was found at 09:00 GMT on Sunday.

It is thought he fell while out walking. He was pronounced dead after being airlifted to hospital in Bangor.

No formal identification has taken place yet.

Dave Williams, leader of Aberdyfi search and rescue team told BBC Radio Cymru said they worked through the night in searching for the man, with the south Snowdonia and Aberglaslyn mountain rescue teams.

There were also two dogs from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Sarda) involved in the operation.

'Extremely careful'

"It was quite difficult conditions," said Mr Williams. "It was really windy and there was fog in the area we were looking until first thing this morning."

"When you think the number of people who walk on the mountains in Wales - things like this don't happen very often, thank God."

Mr Williams said people on the mountains needed to make sure they have the basic equipment with them at all times and to be "extremely careful when the weather changes".

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