Welsh teacher dies while climbing in South Korea

Kevin Andresen was from Blaina in Gwent Photo: Wales News Service

A teacher from Gwent has fallen to his death while rock climbing in South Korea.

Kevin Andresen, 30, from Blaina, died after falling more than 50ft from a cliff while climbing on an island.He had been teaching English in Seoul when the accident happened.

Tributes have been paid to Kevin, who has been described as 'incredibly outgoing, friendly and funny.'

His mother, Gaynor, has also expressed her thanks for the support her family has received: "People have been so very kind doing this for me, it really is unbelievable."

Kevin had been based at a secondary school in the capital Seoul for the past 18 months. He was also a member of the Seoul Hiking Group and a Intrepid Foreign eXcursions - a travel group offering "control chaos for the seriously intrepid".

He was killed when he fell off of a mountain path while out rock climbing with friends on May 4.

A plaque has been unveiled at the school where he taught with a message reading: "He loved this place and we loved him".