Kayaker rescued after back injury in Gwynedd river

An injured kayaker has been rescued from a Gwynedd river in a five-hour operation.

The man - in his mid twenties - is thought to have injured his back whilst on the River Mawddach in south Gwynedd.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Valley, Anglesey, lowered a winch-man near the spot but low cloud prevented it getting any closer.

The kayaker was then carried by rescuers to meet an ambulance and taken to hospital in Bangor.

BBC North West Wales



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