North West Wales

Man airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd after Snowdon fall

A 52-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling 30ft (9m) while climbing on Snowdon.

An RAF rescue helicopter from Valley on Anglesey flew him to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor at around 16:15 GMT on Tuesday.

While returning from this alert, the helicopter crew were asked to search for a couple and their three children who were lost in the dark on the peak.

The family was found safe and well and flown off the mountain.

A spokesman for the search and rescue service said: "They did the right thing. It was dark and they just needed some assistance to get down the mountain.

"Rather than go on with children over unfamiliar territory, they asked for help.

"The mountain rescue team were already committed with 12 members on the mountain at the other job so they asked us for assistance."

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