A BODY has been found in the search for a man reported missing in the Eryri area.

Daniel, 26, is believed to have been walking somewhere in the region of Tryfan, Tregarth or Llanberis on Sunday (August 6) after parking his car in the area.

A search and rescue operation was launched in the Eryri area yesterday (August 7) following growing concerns for his whereabouts.

Shortly after 11.30am today, police confirmed that a body was found last night.


Car belonging to man reported missing in Eryri is located

Search and rescue operation for missing man in Eryri area

North Wales Police said: “Officers and the Mountain Rescue Team colleagues searching for missing walker Daniel have sadly discovered the body of a man last night in the Carneddau area.

“Formal identification is yet to take place; however, Daniel’s family have been informed and are being kept up to date whilst enquiries are ongoing.

“Thank you to partner agencies, volunteers and members of the public who assisted in our searches.”

At roughly 9.45pm last night, police confirmed his vehicle has been located.

He is believed to have been wearing a dark blue puffer jacket, and was last spoken to at about 11am on August 6.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation added: "North Wales Police called the team out on Monday afternoon following concerns for missing walker, Daniel.

"A member of the public spotted his car in Gerlan and the search was focused on the approaches to Carnedd Llewelyn from that direction, specifically, Crib Lem.

"To maximise daylight, Maritime and Coastguard Agency Rescue 936 lifted groups of OVMRO to the top and bottom of the ridge so they could search towards each other.

"Two handlers and their dogs from Search and Rescue Dog Association SARDA Wales also searched the approaches to the mountains.

"Sadly, just after midnight, the body of a young man was found on steep ground and recovery operations continued into Tuesday afternoon.

"No formal identification has taken place, but the thoughts of the whole team are with Daniel's family and friends at this difficult time."