The man's body was found above the Pyg Track near Snowdon's summit. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man's body was found above the Pyg Track near Snowdon's summit. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

The body of a missing walker has been found on Wales’s highest mountain.

Another walker spotted the man near the summit of Snowdon yesterday.

It is believed the 21-year-old fell about 60m (200ft) on a scree slope above the Pyg Track.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was called out and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley also flew to the scene. A walker had been reported missing earlier.

A spokesperson for the rescue team said: “The team were called at 2.10pm after a member of the public reported that they could see what they believed to be a person who had fallen.

“The team deployed and requested the support of the RAF Sea King helicopter from Anglesey. The aircraft lifted team members to the area below Bwlch Glass and together with the winchman from the helicopter discovered the casualty who appeared to have fallen approximately 60m.

“The casualty who was a young male was sadly found to be deceased and his body was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

“The team would like to extend their condolences to the man’s friends and family.”

The rescue team ended its operation at 5.30pm.

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