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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 July, 2003, 18:54 GMT 19:54 UK
Safety man's death accidental
Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia
His body was found near the summit of Snowdon
A stunt adviser who worked on the most recent James Bond film was killed in a fall after apparently getting lost while walking on Snowdon in north Wales.

An inquest in Caernarfon has heard how 33-year-old Richard Marsh, a professional diver from Romsey, Hampshire, went missing last February on the peak.

Mountain rescue teams and an RAF helicopter were scrambled in an attempt to find him - his body was discovered two days after he was reported missing.

Coroner Dewi Pritchard-Jones recorded a verdict of accidental death, and said that the diver probably did not know where he was and hypothermia could have affected his judgment.

Emergency

The inquest heard how Mr Marsh went missing after making a call to emergency services on his mobile saying he was stuck on the mountainside.

A rescue operation was mounted which involved two helicopters, search dogs and rescue teams from Llanberis, Ogwen, Aberglaslyn and the National Park.

Fifteen rescue teams also scoured the mountain, coordinated from the warden's centre in Nant Peris.

An RAF team found his body two days later on Fantail Gully below the Crib Goch ridge.

His body was carried down the mountainside on foot because an RAF rescue helicopter was unable to reach the area where it was discovered.

He had most recently worked on the bond film Die Another Day and had also been involved in the making of Notting Hill and Saving Private Ryan.

The coroner said he believed Mr Marsh, not realizing where he was, followed a route he thought was a path and got into more difficult territory, where he may have slipped on ice.


SEE ALSO:
Bond safety man lost on Snowdon
25 Feb 03  |  Wales
Snowdon body is missing walker
25 Feb 03  |  Wales


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