Weather claims two more lives

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A third man has been found dead on Snowdon in the same spot where two brothers died earlier last week. His body was discovered yesterday by a mountain rescue team as they assisted two walkers who had fallen from Clogwyn Coch, a treacherous spot in icy conditions.

The dead man, who has not been identified, did not belong to the walkers' party and it was unclear how long his body had been on the mountain in North Wales. Brothers James and Christopher McCallion were found dead there on Monday.

In Yorkshire a six-year-old boy died after falling through ice as he and his older brother played on a frozen fishing pond in Streethouse, near Pontefract, at 2.25pm yesterday. Firefighters waded into the chest-deep water to reach the pair. The younger boy, who was trapped beneath the ice for several minutes, was airlifted to hospital but died at 7.05pm. His brother, 12, was clinging to surface ice. He was treated for exposure.

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