North West Wales

Man airlifted to hospital after Snowdonia gorge fall

Aberdyfi SART
The RAF Sea King helicopter was forced to land as strong winds and driving rain prevented a winch rescue

A man who fell while gorge scrambling amongst waterfalls in Snowdonia has been airlifted to hospital.

The walker, 28, from London, fell down a bank and into a rockpool on the Aran Fawddwy mountain, north of Machynlleth, at about 16:00 BST on Saturday.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team and a helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey battled hazardous weather conditions to reach the man, who was with friends.

He was flown to hospital in Bangor for treatment.

Earlier on Saturday a woman was flown off Snowdon suffering from hypothermia after being brought lower down the mountain by members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team.

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