North West Wales

Snowdonia injured mountain bikers airlifted to hospital

Two mountain bikers who crashed in separate incidents in Snowdonia have been flown to hospital with suspected spinal injuries, say rescue services.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley, Anglesey, landed at Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau, on Sunday, to pick up the first injured cyclist.

It then flew straight to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, where the second mountain biker was winched aboard.

Both were flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital at Bangor.