Teen dies in tragic Welsh mountain fall

A teenager has died after falling 30m while on a hike with friends to see waterfalls in the UK.

The 18-year-old was coming down a steep slope on Pen-Pych mountain in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales, when he lost his footing.

Emergency services and a helicopter rushed to the remote scene, but the teenager died from his injuries.

Pen-Pych is popular with walkers, offering stunning views of the Rhondda Valley and waterfalls in a three-hour circular walk.

He has not been named but police say his family has been “made aware” of the tragedy.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: “We can confirm the death of an 18-year-old man at Pen-Pych Woodland Park, Blaencwm, Rhondda.

“Emergency services responded to a report that the man had fallen from height in the woodland at 5.39pm yesterday.

“His family have been informed.”

It is understood he was in a group of half a dozen friends who set off on the walk on Friday afternoon.

Local MP Chris Bryant paid tribute to the teenager saying: “I’ve just heard the tragic news from last night.

“My thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Others took to social media to pay their respects with many calling the death “devastating” and “heartbreaking news”.

The victim was described as “quiet and intelligent”.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the teen’s death.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission

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