Llanberis slate quarry fall climber flown to hospital
- 2 December 2013
- From the section North West Wales
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.