Runcorn man dies after boat capsizes in a Snowdonia lake

Lake Bala (picture courtesy of martin_vmorris  at Flickr)

Lake Bala (picture courtesy of martin_vmorris at Flickr)

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A RUNCORN man has died after his inflatable boat capsized on Lake Bala in Gwynedd, North Wales.

Paul Davies, aged 34, was with a friend and his friend’s four-year-old child when the accident happened.

His body was found after an extensive 24-hour search.

Det Chief Inspector Dan Tipton of North Wales Police said: “The body was recovered by members of the joint underwater search team following an extensive search of Lake Bala.”

The father and child managed to reach the shore and were taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital as a precaution.

North West Wales coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones is continuing his investigation.

A pathologist has carried out a post mortem examination but the coroner’s office confirmed today that the results have not been released.

An inquest has not yet been opened.

The alarm was raised shortly after 5.30pm on Saturday, May 17. Mr Davies’ body was recovered the following day.

North Wales Police would like to thank all agencies, volunteers and members of the public who helped in the search.

Lake Bala, also known as Llyn Tegid, is the largest natural lake in Wales, reaching 140ft in depth at points.

If you wish to pay tribute to Mr Davies, please leave your condolences here or e-mail

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