Search continues for man missing on Snowdon


Geraint Jones

CONCERNS are growing for the safety of a pensioner thought to be missing on Snowdon.

Gerry Coyle, aged 65, of Warwickshire, was last scene at the summit cafe on Snowdon at around 1pm on Thursday, October 25.

North Wales Police and Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, supported by the RAF Mountain Rescue and helicopter and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dog Association Wales),  have searched the area since the alarm was raised on Sunday.

Mr Coyle is 5’3 tall, of medium build and bald with short, greying hair on the sides and a grey beard.

He was wearing a green fleece top, green trousers and wide brimmed hat with a camouflage pattern.

It is also thought Mr Coyle would have been carrying photography equipment including a tripod, although this would probably have been in a black bag or a backpack.

Before Mr Coyle left the Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis at 11am on Thursday, he said he intended to walk to the summit of Snowdon.

Sergeant Rob Rands asked anyone who had seen Mr Coyle to contact North Wales Police.

He said: “Mr Coyle left the hotel stating his intentions to walk to the summit and indeed upon speaking with staff there it appears he made it.

“However he has not been seen since and with the passing of time, and the deteriorating weather conditions, we are increasingly concerned about his safety.

Anyone with information should contact North Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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