Mid Wales

Man, 36, found dead in Elan Valley reservoir

Brecon Mountain Rescue team member during the operation at Claerwen reservoir
Image caption A Brecon Mountain Rescue team member during the operation at Claerwen reservoir

A 36-year-old man has been found dead in a reservoir at a beauty spot in Powys.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the man was discovered in Claerwen reservoir in the Elan Valley, near Rhayader, at 0900 GMT.

Police, Brecon Mountain Rescue team and Mid and West Wales Fire Service had been searching for the man before his body was discovered.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the man had not yet been identified.

Mark Jones of Brecon Mountain Rescue said a member of his team found the body and helped recover it from the water.

Earlier this week in a separate incident a 50-year-old woman was taken to hospital after she was rescued from Caban Coch reservoir in the Elan Valley.

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