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Injured Snowdon walker, 19, airlifted to hospital

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image captionA 19-year-old man wearing plimsolls, jeans and a leather jacket was rescued from the mountain last week

A 19-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with a suspected broken arm after falling while walking on snow and ice-covered Snowdon wearing a pair of trainers.

Rescuers said training shoes were unsuitable given conditions on the mountain.

The teenager was in a party of walkers when the incident happened on Sunday.

He was winched from the Pyg Track path into a rescue helicopter and flown to hospital at Bangor at 15:00 GMT.

Last week, Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team rescued a 19-year-old man wearing plimsolls, jeans and a leather jacket and suffering from hypothermia while walking on Snowdon.

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