The man died in Cantref Reservoir. Photo: Mick Lobb CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man died in Cantref Reservoir. Photo: Mick Lobb CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man has died while swimming in a Brecon Beacons reservoir.

The 24-year-old disappeared after he went for a swim in the Cantref Reservoir between Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil.

The Central Beacons and Brecon Mountain Rescue Teams took part in a search, which involved an air-scenting dog and handler from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association taking to the water in a kayak to try to find the man.

Other team members also used kayaks in the operation and colleagues performed a search along the banks of the reservoir.

A hazardous area response team, Welsh Water workers, Dyfed Powys Police, South Wales Ambulance Service and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service also took part in the operation.

Emergency services were alerted at 2.45pm on Sunday and the main A470 road, which runs alongside the reservoir, was closed.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Following an extensive search of the Cantref Reservoir yesterday afternoon, tragically the body of a 24-year-old man was recovered from the water yesterday evening.

“Next of kin and the coroner have been informed, and there aren’t believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”

Penny Brockman, team leader of Central Beacons MRT said: “This was a sad end to what should have been a day in the sunshine.

“The agencies involved gave their all in what was unfortunately a tragic conclusion.”

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