Missing British pensioner found dead

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A British pensioner missing in the Italian Dolomites for 12 days was found dead, the Foreign Office confirmed.

Robert Collins, 68, of Swansea, south Wales, was last seen leaving his hotel on July 7 after saying he was going into the mountains.

His body was recovered in undergrowth in Alleghe, in the Province of Belluno, northern Italy, a Foreign Office spokesman said last night.

"We are providing consular assistance to his family," the spokesman added.

Alleghe is a picturesque village of traditional wooden chalets, popular as a ski resort in winter and with walkers in the summer.

The tallest peak in the area, Monte Civetta, is a noted climbing spot which rises to a height of 3,220 metres.

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