20 Schoolchildren Missing In Brecon Beacons

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20 Schoolchildren Missing In Brecon Beacons

Post  Andrew on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 3:13 pm

http://news.sky.com/story/1719261/20-schoolchildren-missing-in-brecon-beacons

Mountain rescue teams are searching for a group of 20 schoolchildren missing in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.

Reports say they have been located by helicopters but they are unable to land because of low cloud.

Three rescue teams were deployed after the alarm was raised at about 1pm following heavy rainfall.

The children, who are said to be in four groups, were last seen near Tafarn Y Garreg, Abercraf, Powys.

Their ages and where they are from have yet not been confirmed.

The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team is leading the search operation, assisted by the UK Coastguard.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were made aware of a group of children missing in the Llyn y Fan Fach area at approximately 1pm.

Concern was expressed for their well-being due to the bad weather.

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Re: 20 Schoolchildren Missing In Brecon Beacons

Post  Andrew on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 3:16 pm

24 children according to the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-36664896
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Post  Andrew on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 3:29 pm

Anyway - all been found.

http://news.sky.com/story/1719261/20-children-missing-in-brecon-beacons-found

A group of schoolchildren who went missing in the Brecon Beacons in atrocious weather conditions have reportedly been found.

Three rescue teams were deployed after the alarm was raised at about 1pm following heavy rainfall.

The children, who are said to be in four groups, were last seen near the Tafarn Y Garreg pub, Abercraf, Powys.

Landlord Andy Maglaras said the children, believed to be on a school trip, have been located and rescuers are bringing them to safety.

Mr Maglaras said: "We are just waiting for them to come down, they are up on a trail. We are getting some hot juice ready for them.

"The rescue mission is based in our car park. There are 10 or 15 vehicles in the search and the helicopter.

"They have told us they will be bringing the children here and to get them something hot to drink and keep them by the fire.

"Fourteen children) are meant to be coming here now. I think they were on a school trip, we get quite a few around here."

The children's ages and where they are from have yet not been confirmed.

The search operation was led by the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team and assisted by a UK Coastguard helicopter.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were made aware of a group of children missing in the Llyn y Fan Fach area at approximately 1pm.

In a statement it said concern was expressed for their welfare due to the bad weather.
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Re: 20 Schoolchildren Missing In Brecon Beacons

Post  Freedom on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 3:44 pm

They haven't been found according to this report from a few minutes ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-36664896

P.S. It's been updated - some have been found.
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Re: 20 Schoolchildren Missing In Brecon Beacons

Post  Andrew on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 5:13 pm

All been found now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-36664896

Although now it says 26..

Are they finding extra children out there as well.
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Re: 20 Schoolchildren Missing In Brecon Beacons

Post  chirpyinsect on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:08 pm

Andrew wrote:All been found now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-36664896

Although now it says 26..

Are they finding extra children out there as well.

It's a wonder there wasn't a sighting. The parents might have even gone for a look. No they don't usually bother.

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