Man believed to be from Leicestershire drowns in Wales

The body of a man has been recovered from a disused quarry in the Llangollen area.

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Major recovery operation to bring back diver's body

Stock image of an RAF Sea King Search & Rescue helicopter. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

During the early hours of this morning, the body of a man believed to be from Leicestershire, was recovered from a disused quarry in Wales.

North Wales Police have released a statement regarding the recovery operation:

We along with the Mountain Rescue Teams, including Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation and North East Wales Search and Rescue attended.

The expertise of the North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation was also used along with divers from the Cave Rescue Organisation who are based in North Yorkshire.

The latter were transported to the scene by a Sea King helicopter from 202 Squadron RAF Search and Rescue.

– Temporary Chief Inspector Siobhan Edwards - North Wales Police

Diver's body recovered from disused quarry

The body of a man was recovered from a disused quarry. Credit: PA

The body of a man believed to be from the Leicestershire area, was recovered from a disused quarry in the Llangollen area this morning.

The man, has not been formally identified, was diving yesterday with two others at Aber Las, a disused quarry in the Nantyr area of Llangollen.

It is believed he got into difficulties and the incident was reported to the police at 1.52pm, after fellow divers raised the alarm.

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