North West Wales

Walker, 72, dies after Y Garn fall in Snowdonia

Mountain rescue ambulance
Image caption Mountain rescue team members and ambulances joined the operation

A 72-year-old walker has died after falling more than 200ft (60m) on a mountain in Snowdonia.

The incident happened on Y Garn, a peak on the Nantlle ridge on Friday.

The man was with five companions when he fell down a grassy slope. Aberglaslyn mountain rescue team were called in.

He was flown to hospital in Bangor by an RAF rescue helicopter from Valley on Anglesey, but was later pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team said: "A group of six friends were out for a walk on the popular route and were descending from the 633m peak when the accident occurred".

Nine mountain rescue team members and two Land Rover Ambulances were deployed from Porthmadog just before 14:00 GMT.

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