North West Wales

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team called out during 40th celebrations

Llanberis team training
Image caption Scenes of the team training on the slopes of Snowdonia

Mountain rescuers interrupted their 40th anniversary celebrations to help a 72-year-old woman who fell on Snowdon.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were drawing a close to an event at their refurbished headquarters at Nant Peris on Saturday when they received a plea for help shortly before 16:00 BST.

They were able to call in a RAF rescue helicopter crew who airlifted the woman to hospital with minor head injuries.

The volunteers say they have been very busy this year due to the good weather.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were also called to help.

But the team stood down en route to the scene as an RAF helicopter crew training in the area were able to respond.

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