Climber airlifted after Holyhead Mountain fall

BBC The man was treated by a paramedic before being lifted on to a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey

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A 26-year-old climber has been winched off a cliff on Holyhead Mountain after plunging 70ft (21m) while abseiling.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the man was lucky to be alive and suffered ankle, leg and rib injuries in the fall shortly before midday.

He was treated by a paramedic before being lifted on to a Sea King helicopter from nearby RAF alley on Anglesey.

The injured man, from Colwyn Bay, was flown to hospital in Bangor.

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