Llanberis slate quarry fall climber flown to hospital

A climber was rescued by an RAF helicopter crew after falling 40ft (12m) in a disused slate quarry.

The 26-year-old man, from Birmingham, broke an ankle and suffered cuts when he fell on to a ledge near Llyn Padarn at Llanberis, Snowdonia.

A crew from RAF Valley, Anglesey, was scrambled at 14:10 GMT on Sunday and used 240ft (73m) of cable to lower a winchman.

The man was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue team helped in the recovery operation.

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