Police recover body of diver from lake at disused quarry


Jonathan Grieve

THE body of a man who got into difficulties diving at a disused quarry has been recovered.

The man has not been formally identified but is believed to be from the Leicestershire area.

He was diving on Saturday with two others at Aber Las, a disused quarry in Nantyr, near Llangollen, when it is believed he got into difficulties.

The man's body was recovered in the early hours of Sunday. His family has been informed.

Police were alerted just before 2pm on Saturday after the alarm was raised by two other divers.

Mountain Rescue teams from Ogwen Valley and north east Wales were called to the scene and divers from Cave Rescue Organisation in North Yorkshire were flown in to help with the rescue operation.

North Wales Police temporary chief inspector Siobhan Edwards said: “The expertise of the North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation (NWCRO) was used along with divers from the Cave Rescue Organisation who are based in North Yorkshire.

She said the Yorkshire team were transported to the scene by a Sea King helicopter from 202 Squadron RAF Search and Rescue. 

Chief Insp Edwards said: "During the early hours of this morning the body of a man was recovered from the disused quarry.  The next of kin have been informed.

“North Wales Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time however officers will continue to undertake inquiries on behalf of the Coroner. A file will be submitted in due course.”

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