Abergwigrengen: Human bodies were found after a search of the river

Abergwigrengen: Human bodies were found after a search of the river

Emergency services at the scene

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Teams searched the river after the man fell

The body of a man has been recovered in search of a river in North Wales.

At around 1:40 a.m. BST on Tuesday, news of the drowning of a man broke out, prompting emergency services to search the Argyvigrengen River in Guiand.

A body was found just before 19:15, North Wales police said.

DIT CH Inspector Alun Oldfield said the man’s relatives were later notified and his family was being supported.

“Our sincere sympathies are with the man’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time,” he said.

“An investigation is under way to determine what happened.”

A major search began with police, firefighters and coastguards and search and rescue volunteers.

Two expert water rescue teams and three fire crews from the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, along with members of the Ogwen Valley Search and Rescue Team, searched the river.

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Residents saw the helicopter fly over the river

Coastguard helicopters took part and two Coastguard rescue teams were dispatched from Bangor and Landudno to assist in the search.

The village houses were flooded after the river bank burst again after heavy rains earlier this week.

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Media captionsRecovery work from previous floods was still underway when these properties were hit again

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