Huge search for walker missing on Tryfan

By Kate Forrester

A MOUNTAIN walker has been missing for four days – sparking a huge air and land search.

Shayne Colaco disappeared after setting off on a trek up Tryfan on Saturday and rescue teams say there are “grave concerns” for his safety.

The 33-year-old left his Fiat Seicento car at Ogwen Cottage in the Ogwen Valley before he set off on his own route up the mountain, which he had planned in advance.

Inspector Dan Moss said: “From information found in Shayne’s car, we believe he will have walked from Llyn Ogwen up Tryfan to Adam and Eve. He then planned to walk back towards Cwm Bochlwyd, via Llyn Bochlwyd and along the A5 to Capel Curig. We are appealing to anyone who may have seen him to contact us.”

Volunteers from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue were combing the area yesterday after being alerted by police. The 22 Squadron RAF Valley helicopter also carried out a four-hour search, but no trace of Mr Colaco, from Stoke on Trent, has been found.

Chris Lloyd, OVMR team leader, said: “We have had a team out on the mountain all day and will continue searching into the night. The weather has been mild. But when someone disappears and no trace is found four days later, then obviously there are grave concerns for their safety.”

Mr Colaco’s disappearance comes just weeks after Christopher Whitfield, from Birmingham, was found dead below a cliff on Glyder Fawr in the Ogwen Valley. The 42-year-old climber was reported missing by his family on June 24 and his body was discovered five days later.

Mr Lloyd added: “Obviously this is a distressing incident, particularly as it is just weeks after Mr Whitfield was found.”

Sourced by Daily Post


2 Comments on “Huge search for walker missing on Tryfan”

  1. Goaty's News says:

    Reblogged this on Goaty's News and commented:
    #SAR #RAF #TryfanPeak #Snowdonia @OVMRO #News/ #MountainRescue teams hunt for missing #Hanley climber in North #Wales

  2. Goaty's News says:

    Update: 08 Aug 2012 1830 BST: RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team: We’re involved for the search of a missing walker in the Ogwen valley yesterday. A fast party onboard R122, a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley were scrambled yesterday morning and searched on and around Tryfan. The full team were later called out to assist Ogwen Valley Mountain rescue team and were still searching until after dark. As of yet the misper has still not been found. I.Kirk

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