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A body of a man has this morning (Sunday, August 24) been recovered from a disused quarry in the Llangollen area.

The man, who at this time has not been formally identified but is believed to be from the Leicestershire area, was diving yesterday (Saturday, August 23) with two others at Aber Las, a disused quarry in the Nantyr area of Llangollen, when it is believed he got into difficulties.

The Ambulance Service alerted the police to the incident at 1.52pm on Saturday, August 23rd, after the alarm was raised by the man’s co-divers.

Temporary Chief Inspector Siobhan Edwards of North Wales Police said: “We along with the Mountain Rescue Teams (MRT) including Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO) and NEWSAR (North East Wales Search and Rescue) attended. The expertise of the North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation (NWCRO) was also used along with divers from the Cave Rescue Organisation who are based in North Yorkshire. The latter were transported to the scene by a Sea King helicopter from 202 Squadron RAF Search and Rescue.

“During the early hours of this morning (Sunday, August 24) the body of a man was recovered from the disused quarry.

“The next of kin have been informed.”

T/ Chief Insp Edwards added: “North Wales Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time however officers will continue to undertake inquiries on behalf of the Coroner. A file will be submitted in due course.”

North Wales Police would like to thank all agencies and volunteers who assisted.