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Alice Vulliamy search finds body in Brecon Beacons

Alice Vulliamy
Image caption Four mountain rescue teams were involved in the search for Alice Vulliamy

Police investigating the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman eight weeks ago have found a body in the River Usk in Powys.

Alice Vulliamy, from Llangynidr, near Crickhowell, Powys, went missing on 6 February after her car was found locked near Christ College, Brecon.

Her brother said last month she might have gone missing to avoid further treatment for her eating disorder.

Her parents have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

After she went missing Brecon Mountain Rescue began a search and three other teams in the area - Longtown from Abergavenny, Western Beacons from Bridgend, and Central Beacons from Merthyr Tydfil - initially assisted.

The four mountain rescue teams, along with dog search teams, put in about 1,500 man hours in the hunt for Ms Vulliamy in the week following her disappearance.

Dyfed-Powys Police thanked Brecon Mountain Rescue for continuing with "extensive searches" over the last month and in making the discovery of a body.

'Low water'

A body was recovered from the River Usk, near Pencelli, early on Sunday afternoon.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team said its members and dog teams had put in about 1,600 hours of searching. The body was found by a specialist water team.

A spokesperson said: "This weekend the water levels of the River Usk were unusually low for the time of year and gave Brecon Mountain Rescue Team members an opportunity to search areas not normally visible."

Police also thanked those members of the public who called 101 with information.

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