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Teenager skydives for search team

The teenage sister of April Jones has skydived 13,000ft to thank a volunteer rescue team who searched for the five-year-old.

Dozens of volunteers came forward to search for April when she disappeared from Machynlleth in October, including a team of specialist mountain rescuers.

April's half-sister Hazel Jones, 19, took part in a skydive in Swansea to raise money for the Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team.

Writing on her JustGiving page, Miss Jones said she wanted to thank the team for their "amazing courage and dedication to the search of my little sister April Jones when she went missing".

"They battled all types of terrain and horrendous weather conditions, and although she was never found, they, like Paul, Coral and so many other people never gave up hope," she said.

A spokesman for Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team told the BBC the skydive went well and Miss Jones had "loved it".

Miss Jones has raised almost £4,000 in donations for the team.

Mark Bridger, 47, from Ceinws, near Machynlleth, was sentenced to life imprisonment in May after being convicted of abducting and murdering April.

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