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Corey Sharpling died in a landslide in Carmarthenshire during the aftermath of Storm Callum

21-year-old Corey Sharpling died in a landslide in Cwmduad, Carmarthenshire on Saturday. Credit: Family photo

A man who died in a landslide in the aftermath of Storm Callum has been named as Corey Sharpling.

The 21-year-old from Newcastle Emlyn was killed on the A484 in Cwmduad yesterday evening. Police say they were attending reports of a fallen tree on the road when the landslide happened.

Part of the hillside slipped on to the A484 in Cwmduad after Storm Callum. Credit: Adrian White Photography

Mr Sharpling's family have paid tribute to him.

We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of our beautiful son Corey.

Many knew his wit, charm and sense of loyalty and we take those things with us in our hearts. We would like to thank the community for their support at this time and also friends and colleagues at University of Wales Trinity, St David, Carmarthen.

– Corey Sharpling's family statement

Tributes continued on social media:

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This was the scene of the landslide on Sunday morning: Picture credit: Adrian White

Dyfed-Powys Police officers attended the A484 near Cwmduad on Saturday, October 13, following reports a tree had fallen on to the road.

While officers were dealing with the obstruction a large scale landslide occurred, which tragically resulted in Corey losing his life at the scene.

We are currently working with partner agencies to make the area safe for residents and road users and I urge people to stay away from the location at this time. The road is closed.

Corey’s death will no doubt be a shock to the local community and on behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

– Dyfed-Powys Police

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