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Body identified as missing Caernarfon man

A major search was launched in March after the 21-year-old went missing Credit: North Wales Police

A body recovered from the Menai Straits has been identified as that of missing Caernarfon man Jonathon Edwards.

The 21-year-old, who was last seen in March, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A major search involving specialist officers, helicopters and dogs was launched last month to find him, but was later scaled back.

Officers visited Mr Edwards' family on Thursday.

Our thoughts are very much with Jonathon's family and on their behalf I'd ask their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.

– Sergeant Rhys Gough

Mr Edwards' death is not being treated as suspicious.

Ambulance driver killed in crash remembered one year on

Driver John Clift died when two ambulances collided in Gwynedd Credit: North Wales Police

Ambulance workers across Wales will today mark the one year anniversary of the collision of two ambulances in which ambulance driver John Clift died and two colleagues were seriously injured.

Mr Clift was driving a patient transport vehicle on the A499 near Pwllheli when he suffered a heart attack at the wheel. His vehicle collided with another ambulance.

In a statement his family described him as "well known and liked by many people in the local area", they said he will be greatly missed by everyone.

Today a memorial bench will be unveiled at a ceremony at Pwllheli ambulance station.

An ambulance will also be named in his honour.

Ambulance staff come to work every day to save life and to provide emergency care often under difficult and traumatic circumstances. These people do vital jobs for our community and today we mourn John and remember seriously injured colleagues and celebrate their public service helping patients in Wales. We offer our solidarity and support to their families at this harrowing time.Today is Workers’ Memorial Day. It remembers all those workers, worldwide, who died in the line of duty, at work. Sadly, one WAST colleague will be forever remembered in Wales.

– Darron Dupre, UNISON Cymru/Wales
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