Kayaker rescued after back injury in Gwynedd river
- 2 January 2014
- From the section North West Wales
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.