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Young man dies in Fernhill river incident

Police were called 5.40pm yesterday to reports of a young person in the river near Fernhill.

A male youth has been confirmed dead at the scene.

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.