A corpse was discovered during the search for two women who are presumed dead after falling over a waterfall in a Welsh national park.
The authorities have retrieved one dead, but the second woman remains missing after the tragedy on the renowned waterfall hike.
Yesterday at around 11:45 a.m., the police were summoned to Ystradfellte Falls on the mountainous Four Waterfalls Walk in Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, after passersby raised the alarm.
After heavy rains swelled the rivers in the region, a comprehensive search for the ladies was initiated, involving the use of underwater cameras and mountain rescue specialists.
One woman’s corpse was retrieved from the water, while the hunt for the second woman continues.
Their relatives were notified.
Police search crews near the town of Glynneath, Powys, were forced to abandon their efforts due to adverse weather conditions as night fell.
The waterfall trek, according to officers, included “high, fast flowing water.”
The search was suspended at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and restarted this morning (thurs).
The fire department, mountain rescue, and the National Police Air Support participated in the search.
Dyfed-Powys Police were summoned to the Ystradfellte Falls region around 11:45 a.m. yesterday, according to a spokeswoman.
Since then, a search for two women has been conducted by the fire department, mountain rescue, and the National Police Air Support.”
“High, fast-flowing water, meant the search was called off yesterday evening, however it resumed this morning a first light.”
“Sadly, we can confirm the body of a woman has been recovered from the river.”
As the search continues, the families of both women have been notified and will get help from specialised authorities.
There are continuing efforts to find a second woman suspected to be in the river.
Ystradfellte Four Waterfalls Walk is a moderately tough 4.5-mile walk.
However, a frequent hiker said, “It is notoriously slippery on the rocks and can get very muddy.
“The waters can surge very suddenly and would need a lot of care at the moment. We can only pray the other woman is safe somewhere.”
The route is largely used for walking and hiking and is accessible throughout the year.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called by Dyfed Powys Police to respond to an incident at Ystradfellta Waterfalls in Neath at 11:54 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4.
With addition to Mountain Rescue, the wading crew from Neath and the Swift Water Rescue Team from Swansea Central were there with a boat and an underwater camera to aid in corpse retrieval. At 17:04 on January 4th, crews were stood down.
“On Thursday, January 5, crews from Morriston and Swansea Central were alerted at 9am to the rendezvous point. Dyfed Powys Police have primacy of this incident.”