Teenager, 18, dies after falling on mountain walk down 100ft slope to see waterfalls with friends

  • The unnamed 18-year-old fell as he came down a slope on Pen-Pych mountain
  • Emergency services were called to the scene in Rhondda Valley, South Wales 
  • Police spokesman says the teenager’s family has been made aware of tragedy

A teenager was killed when he fell 100ft on a mountain walk with his friends to see a waterfall.

The unnamed 18-year-old was coming down a steep slope on Pen-Pych mountain in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales, when he fell.

Emergency services including a helicopter rushed to the remote scene but the teenager died from his injuries.

Police say his family has been made aware of the tragedy.

An emergency helicopter at the scene of the tragedy in the Rhonnda Valley, South Wales 

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: ‘We can confirm the death of an 18-year-old man at Pen Pych Woodland Park, Blaencwm, Rhondda.

‘Emergency services responded to a report a man had fallen from height in the woodland at 5.39pm yesterday.

‘His family have been informed.’

It is understood he was in a group of half a dozen friends who set off on the walk on Friday afternoon.

Local MP Chris Bryant paid tribute to the teenager saying: ‘I’ve just heard the tragic news from last night.

The teenager had been on a walk with his friends to see a waterfall when he fell 100ft 

‘My thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends at this difficult time.’

Others took to social media to pay their respects with many calling the death ‘devastating’ and ‘heartbreaking news’.

The victim was described as ‘quiet and intelligent’.

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