SOUTH Wales Police have confirmed that the body of a young person has been found in their search of a river near Fernhill.

In a statement issued this evening, Monday, (Jul 1) the police said:

“Sadly a male youth has been confirmed dead at the scene of an incident near Fernhill.

“We were called at 5.40pm today to reports of a young person in the river near Fernhill.

“An extensive search was carried out involving specialist police teams, the helicopter and the fire and rescue service.

“The A4059 between Mountain Ash Comprehensive School and Cwmbach roundabout has re-opened after being closed during the search.”

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