North West Wales

Canoeist killed in Snowdonia named as Thomas Lloyd, 24

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A canoeist killed in a river near Beddgelert in Snowdonia has been named as 24-year-old Thomas Lloyd, from Whittington, Staffordshire.

Mr Lloyd was a third-year environmental management student at Bangor University.

Emergency services were called at 14:50 BST on Tuesday to a river at Aberglaslyn, near Beddgelert.

His body was recovered following a "complex operation" involving mountain rescue and underwater search teams.

Image caption Rescue teams were called to the scene on Tuesday

"Staff and students at Bangor University are saddened to hear of the death of Tom Lloyd," said a spokesman for the college.

"An experienced outdoor pursuits enthusiast, he had just spent the summer in Norway working as a kayak instructor, as well as carrying out field research as part of his studies.

"He will be sadly missed by all his friends at Bangor, and our thoughts are with them and his family."

North Wales Police said investigations into Mr Lloyd's death are continuing, and his family are being supported by liaison officers.

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