North West Wales

Snowdonia airlift for man after 60ft fall on Tryfan

Image caption The man slipped on greasy rock when he was 900ft up Tryfan

A man has been flown to hospital after falling 60ft (18m) while walking on Tryfan in Snowdonia.

The lone scrambler, from Ireland, was knocked unconscious but dialled 999 when he came round at about 13:50 GMT on Monday.

Rescuers from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team and RAF Valley went to his aid and placed him on a stretcher.

He was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor where he was treated for cuts to his face and leg.

The walker had slipped on greasy rock and tumbled down the mountain when he was about 900ft (275m) up the west face of the peak.

An RAF Sea King helicopter, which had refuelled at RAF Valley after completing an earlier mission on Snowdon, lifted him to safety and flew him to hospital.

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