Sunday 7 June 2015

Two swimmers dead and two others injured after swimming near waterfall in Wales

Two men have died after they swam close to a waterfall in Wales this morning.
A 33-year-old and a 21-year-old man died swimming near a waterfall in Gwynedd village.

The 21-year-old man was initially reported missing but has now been confirmed dead. Another two men, 27 and 25, were rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Superintendent Alex Goss said: “North Wales Police have been dealing with an incident near a water fall in Llanberis after a multi-agency response was mobilised earlier this morning.
“The incident took place at a water fall near the Snowdon Mountain Railway and involved four men who had been swimming in the area and had got into difficulty.
“I can confirm that one man aged 33 has died as a result of the incident.
“A second man aged 21 remains unaccounted for and a multi-agency search is currently taking place within the area.
“Two other men aged 27 and 25 have received treatment at hospital and have since been released.
A spokesman for RAF Valley said they were called out to the incident at around 8.30am this morning.
A spokesman for the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team said they were put on standby at around 9.30am this morning.
"We are not attending the event but we believe there are police divers at the scene," added the spokesman.
The North Wales Ambulance Service has confirmed it is currently in attendance at the scene and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they are also assisting police.

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