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Male drowns at Cantref Reservoir

Date
14/07/2013
What Happened
Body recovered
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse current
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
Daniel visited the Cantref Reservoir near Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday with his girlfriend Laurie and he returned the following day with friends when he made the fateful decision to go for a swim.
Although emergency services were alerted they were unable to save him and his body was recovered a few hours later.

His mother Christina added: 'He just lived life to the full, he had the biggest heart.
'He adored his nieces and nephews. Weíre a big family and so full of love. He was so infectious, everybody loved him. He always had the time of day for everyone.'
His friend Geraint Coombs said: 'He drowned, he was just swimming and messing about then didnít come back up.
'Iím still gutted, I canít get my head around the way it happened. He was a hell of a lad, I canít believe it.'
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