Body found in search for missing teenager

By Twm Owen in Local People

A body has been found in the search for teenager James Corfield who went missing from the Royal Welsh Show.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the body hasn’t been formally identified but the 19-year-old’s family have been made aware.

The Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, which has been assisting the police in the search, said a body had been recovered from a deep pool in the river Wye.

A statement released by Dyfed-Powys Police on Sunday afternoon said a body had been found in Builth Wells and James’ family had been made aware of the development and are being supported by a family liaison officer.

It said it would like to thank the public for their continued support and its thoughts are with "the family at this sad time".

A search was launched for James, who is from Montgomery, after he failed to meet his family, as arranged, at the Royal Welsh Show at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.

He had been staying at the Young People’s Village, near the Llanelwedd Showground, and was last seen at the White Horse pub in nearby Builth Wells at around midnight on Monday, July 24.