Two men die after swimming near a waterfall in north Wales

Another two men were hospitalised but have since been discharged

Ben Tufft
Sunday 07 June 2015 17:20
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Two men have died and another two were hospitalised after swimming near a waterfall in Llanberis, north Wales.

Both men who died were found close to the Snowdon Mountain Railway by emergency services, North Wales Police said; they were aged 33 and 21.

Police first found the 33-year-old and then the 21-year-old shortly after searching the surrounding area.

A further two men, aged 27 and 25, were rushed to hospital to receive treatment, but were later discharged.

Superintendent Alex Goss said: “North Wales Police have been dealing with an incident near a waterfall in Llanberis after a multi-agency response was mobilised earlier this morning.

“The incident took place at a waterfall near the Snowdon Mountain Railway and involved four men who had been swimming in the area and had got into difficulty.”

Police were alerted to the emergency at 8.30am on Sunday morning and attended with their water rescue unit, the north Wales fire service and Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team.

RAF Valley also sent a helicopter to assist with the operation.

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