North West Wales

Snowdonia rescue helped by mobile phone picture

A couple stuck on a 3,000ft (914m) Snowdonia peak were rescued after sending a photo of their location by mobile phone.

The Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team recognised it as the north gully of Tryfan and dropped a rope to them.

Team spokesman Chris Lloyd said: "Sending us a picture seems to be a very sensible and useful idea to give us an indication of their position."

Meanwhile a mountain biker was flown to hospital after a crash in Gwynedd.

He was winched aboard a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley, Anglesey, and flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor.

His injuries were not serious after the incident in the Coed y Brenin forest.

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