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Last Updated: Monday, 12 May, 2003, 16:10 GMT 17:10 UK
Teacher found on Snowdon
Two bodies have been found on Snowdon this year

The walker who died on Snowdon has been named as 56-year-old Euryn Williams, a deputy head teacher at Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold.

Three rescue teams and an RAF helicopter had been combing the peak for Mr Williams after he failed to return home on Sunday evening.

He had set out on a training exercise in Snowdonia at 1000 BST on Sunday morning and the alarm was raised at 2100 BST.

The body was found on the Crib Goch ridge.

Selwyn Evans from Mold said he knew Mr Williams and his family well.

"Euryn was a father figure to our daughter and today is a sad day for Mold," he said.

"He was a man who took his work very seriously and he was a very experienced mountaineer."

Mr Williams was understood to have been preparing for a 14-peaks walking challenge and is not believed to have been carrying a map or a compass.

During the night the area has been swept by thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Members of the local Ogwen Valley, Aberglaslyn and Llanberis mountain rescue teams were involved in the search and an RAF Valley helicopter was called at first light on Monday morning.

The narrow Crib Goch ridge has been the scene of numerous mountaineering tragedies.

In February the body of 33-year-old stunt adviser Richard Marsh was found below the ridge on Fantail Gully.

Mr Marsh, who was from Hampshire and an experienced walker, had been missing on the mountain for nearly three days.

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