Search begins for missing British climber in Snowdonia

Ruth Doherty

Search begins for missing British climber in Snowdonia
Search begins for missing British climber in Snowdonia


A full land and air search has begun in Snowdonia for a British man who has gone missing.

Shayne Colaco, 33, from Stoke on Trent, is thought to be an experienced walker.

But he has not been seen since he left his Fiat Seicento at Ogwen Cottage on Saturday.

According to the BBC, it is thought he planned to go from Llyn Ogwen to the summit of Tryfan, towards Cwm Bochlwyd via Llyn Bochlwyd and along the A5 to Capel Curig.

Back in June, a group of hikers 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 was believed to have been on Cadair Idris for some time.

Meanwhile, mountain rescuers recently urged hikers to be better prepared after a stag party attempted to climb Snowdon in their pyjamas.

The group set out in the nightwear and trainers, but got caught up in a "horrific" storm.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT) chairman John Grisdale told the BBC the group set ended up in a "horrific storm of thunder, lightning, very very heavy rain and quite strong winds".

North Wales Police are urging anyone with information about Shayne Colaco to call 101.

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