Search resumes for missing woman at Brecon Beacons waterfall after one woman found dead

Ystradfellte Falls is a popular walking route in the Brecon Beacons National Park, known as the Four Waterfalls Walk. Credit: Media Wales

Emergency teams are set to resume their search for a woman who is still missing after an incident at a Welsh beauty spot. It comes after the body of another woman was recovered from a river on Thursday.A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said the search for a second woman is ongoing and the families of both women have been informed.

Police first began searching for two women who went missing near Ystradfellte Falls in the Brecon Beacons National Park at around 11:45am on Wednesday, 4 January.

Search efforts were called off on Wednesday evening due to high, fast-flowing water but resumed again on Thursday morning.

The search was suspended again on Thursday evening when it got dark and is due to resume on this morning (Friday).

The police, fire service, mountain rescue and National Police Air Support have all been involved in the search.

Emergency services confirmed on Thursday that they had discovered the body of a woman.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Sadly, we can confirm the body of a woman has been recovered from the river.

"Families of both women have been informed, and will be supported by specialist officers as the search continues.

Efforts are ongoing to locate the second woman, who is also believed to be in the river."

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire Service said: "At 11:54am on Wednesday January 4, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service was requested by Dyfed-Powys Police to attend an incident at Ystradfellte Waterfalls, Neath."The wading crew from Neath and Swift Water Rescue Team from Swansea Central were in attendance, with the boat and underwater camera to assist in body recovery, along with Mountain Rescue. Crews were stood down at 17:04pm on 4 January."On Thursday, January 5, crews from Morriston and Swansea Central were alerted at 9am to the rendezvous point."