Canoeist, 40, dies in river incident

By Jonny Drury | Newtown | News | Published:

A canoeist died after getting into difficulty on a river in Mid Wales.

Emergency services were called to the Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, near Newtown, on Saturday morning, after reports of a man getting into difficulty on the river.

A 40-year-old man died at the scene.

Dyfed-Powys Police are not treating the death as suspicious and have sent their condolences to his family.

Anna James, from the force said: "At 11.50am on Saturday, Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of a canoeist facing difficulty at Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, near Newtown.

"Sadly, a 40-year-old man died at the scene. His next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed. Our thoughts are with his family. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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