Royal Signals captain found dead in Brecon Beacons

  • 29 January 2013
  • From the section Wales

A soldier has died on a mountain in the Brecon Beacons in Powys, police have confirmed.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) named him as Capt Rob Carnegie of the Royal Signals, and said the incident was being investigated.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the "sudden death" was reported to them at 21:42 GMT on Saturday.

Police added he died on Corn Du, the second highest south Wales peak, which is next to Pen y Fan, the highest.

It is believed that Capt Carnegie was originally from Dublin.

The MoD said in a statement: "It's with great sadness that we can confirm that Capt Rob Carnegie of the Royal Signals has died in an incident in the Brecon Beacons.

"The soldier's family have been informed and are being supported. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"As is normal in circumstances such as this, the incident is being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further."

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