North West Wales

Girl fell 200ft down Snowdonia peak

Tryfan peak appearing from cloud, with Brocken image captured Image copyright Jeff Richardson
Image caption The girl fell off the edge of a steep ledge on the 3,000ft-high (914m) Tryfan peak

A 17-year-old who survived a "long and tumbling" 200ft (61m) fall in Snowdonia escaped without serious injuries.

The girl was on a three-day expedition with four others from the west of England when she fell from a steep edge on Tryfan.

Members of the Ogwen Valley rescue team treated her cuts and bruises at the scene and an RAF helicopter from Valley in Anglesey was called.

The girl was winched aboard and flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Rescuers said she was in a remarkable condition given the nature of the fall on the 3,000 ft (914m) mountain.

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