Second woman found dead after she fell into Brecon Beacons waterfall

Second woman is found dead after she fell into Brecon Beacons waterfall – five days after the first was recovered from ‘fast flowing waters’ near scenic walk

  • The second woman was discovered five days after two women went missing
  • The body of one woman was recovered from the water within a short time
  • They were found after plunging into a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons, Wales

A second woman has been found dead after plunging into a waterfall at a beauty spot at a national park in Wales.

The tragic body was discovered five days after two women went missing after going into the fast-flowing waterfall walk in the countryside.

Police were deployed to Ystradfellte Falls on the rugged Four Waterfalls Walk in Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales at about 11.45am on Wednesday after the alarm was raised by passers-by.

A full search for the two women was launched in the area after the rivers were swollen by heavy rain – including using underwater cameras and mountain rescue experts.

The body of a woman has been recovered after police were called to a waterfall near Ystradfellte, Wales. Pictured: A fire service vehicle and an inflatable near the scene in Wales

The tragic body was discovered five days after two women went missing after going into the fast-flowing waterfall walk, near Ystradfellte, Wales

The body of one woman was recovered from the water within a short time. The search for the second carried on until police announced it has been recovered more than a mile downstream.

A spokesman for Dyfed Powys police said: ‘We can confirm that officers searching for two women who are believed to have entered the water in the Ystradfellte area on Wednesday sadly recovered a second body from the river in the Glynneath area on Sunday.

‘Next of kin has been informed with the families being supported by specialist officers.

‘We would like to the thank colleagues from mountain rescue, the fire service and members of the public for their support during what has been a difficult operation.’

Officers said it included ‘high, fast flowing water’ on the waterfall walk.

The fire service, mountain rescue and National Police Air Support were all involved in the search.

Police were deployed to Ystradfellte Falls on the rugged Four Waterfalls Walk in Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales at about 11.45am on Wednesday after the alarm was raised by passers-by

Ystradfellte Four Waterfalls Walk is a 4.5mile (7.2km) trail rated as ‘moderate’ difficulty.

But one regular walker 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 trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

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