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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Family devastated by soldier's loss

Published 29/01/2013 | 16:45

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The soldier was found dead in the Brecon Beacons

The devastated family of an army captain found dead in the Brecon Beacons have paid tribute to him.

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Police are investigating the death of Captain Rob Carnegie, whose body was found at Corn Du, Storey Arms, in the Welsh mountain range.

A Dyfed Powys Police spokeswoman confirmed that what is being treated as a "sudden death" was reported at 9.42pm on Saturday.

Capt Carnegie, who is from Dublin, was a member of the Royal Signals.

"We are devastated by the loss of Rob who was a loving son, brother and uncle," his family said in a brief statement issued by the British Ministry of Defence.

"He died doing the job he loved as an officer in the British Army."

An Army spokesman added: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Capt Rob Carnegie has died in an incident in the Brecon Beacons.

"The soldier's family have been informed and are being supported. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"As is normal in circumstances such as this, the incident is being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further."

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