Hikers find body of a man on Snowdonia mountain

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A group of hikers have found a body of a man on a mountain in Snowdonia.

Volunteers from the Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team recovered the man's body, which is believed to have been on Cadair Idris for some time.

According to the BBC, North Wales Police said officers are in the process of tracing the man's relatives, and that formal identification could take some time.

The death of the man, thought to be in his 30s, is not being treated as suspicious.

Back in 2011, a man died in Snowdonia after snow hanging over a ridge he was walking on collapsed causing an avalanche that swept him down a gully.

The man was with two women on Y Garn, in the Glyder range, when he fell about 500ft.

The avalanche also swept up one of the women, but she was rescued by a mountaineering guide, who abseiled down to save her, according to Sky News.

An RAF helicopter made four trips to carry 16 rescuers to the scene.

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