North West Wales

Walker Wayne Mitchell died after fall on Cadair Idris

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A walker died on a mountain in Gwynedd probably after slipping and falling, an inquest has heard.

Wayne Mitchell, 40, from Blaenau Ffestiniog had been missing for a month before his body was found at a remote spot on the 3,000ft (914m) Cadair Idris.

He had been suitably dressed for a mountain walk but a pathologist found he had fractured his skull in a fall.

Coroner Dewi Pritchard-Jones recorded a verdict of accidental death.

The hearing in Caernarfon was told Mr Mitchell had left a campsite at Dolgellau in May.

Volunteers from Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team recovered Mr Mitchell's body from near Llyn yr Gadair after it was found by a walker on 12 June.

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