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Tribute after paramedic, 43, dies

Tributes have been paid to a paramedic who has died suddenly at the age of 43.

Giles Taylor, from Welshpool, Powys, served with the Welsh ambulance service and Wales Air Ambulance, and was an active fund-raiser for the charity.

He was discovered at a property in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in the north of the county on Wednesday.

Angela Hughes, Wales Air Ambulance chief executive, called him "a dedicated member of our aircrew and an avid supporter and fundraiser".

"Our thoughts are with his family."

The Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust said its staff in Powys were upset.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust said both it "and especially staff within Powys are deeply saddened at the loss of a friend and colleague.

"Giles will be sadly missed by all of his friends within the north Powys locality."

Mr Taylor served as a paramedic in the towns of Llanfyllin and Welshpool.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the death was not thought to be suspicious, and the Powys coroner had been informed.

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