Body of missing Rugby photographer found on Snowdon

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Six months after he went missing, the body of Gerry Coyle has now been found.

Gerry, 65, went missing on Snowdon at the end of October whilst taking pictures on the mountain.

Gerry, from Rugby, who was a keen photographer had been staying at the Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis and left there at about 11am on October 25 stating his intention to walk to the summit of Snowdon.

Following a text he sent to his wife it is believed he took the train to the top of the mountain and he was last seen at about 1pm in the summit café. He went missing thereafter.

North Wales Police and Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team supported by the RAF Mountain Rescue and helicopter, NEWSAR (North East Wales Search and Rescue) and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dog Association Wales) have been searching the area since this time but he wasn’t found until this week.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “At approximately 2.20pm on Friday April 19, North Wales Police discovered the body of an adult on Snowdon.

“With the assistance of 22 Squadron and mountain rescue the body was recovered and airlifted to Gwynedd Hospital.

“We are not treating the death as suspicious.”

North West Wales coroners office confirmed that an inquest into Mr Coyle’s death had been opened and adjourned.