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Man found in river two years ago 'still unidentified'

An inquest has heard that a man found dead alongside a river in Snowdonia two years ago has still not been identified.

Searches through army records, dental records and DNA records have all come up with nothing.

The man, believed to be about 50 years of age, was found by kayakers on the riverbank at Capel Curig in May 2011.

He had no criminal record and did not match the description of anyone registered with the Missing Persons Bureau.

Consultant pathologist Dr Mark Lord, who carried out a post-mortem examination, found no drugs or alcohol in the man’s system and he put the cause of death as hypothermia.

North Wales Central coroner John Gittins recorded an open verdict.

More downpours threaten to dampen New Year celebrations

21 flood alerts and 3 flood warnings are in place across Wales as more downpours threaten to dampen New Year's Eve celebrations.

Areas in north Wales endured up to 15mm of rain last night with 33mm falling in Capel Curig in north Wales.

Across the UK several days worth of rain fell in just a few hours, contributing to a year of bad weather which has left the UK on the brink of its wettest since records began in 1910.

Environment Agency flood risk manager Katharine Evans said: "With more heavy rain forecast, it is still as important as ever to be prepared for flooding, keep up to date with the latest warnings and, if you are at risk, to move valuable items to safety.

"Our teams will continue to work around the clock to protect communities from flooding, and we would urge people to stay safe by not walking or driving through flood water."

For a more detailed account of flood warnings click here.

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