North West Wales

RAF help to rescue schoolboy from river near Caernarfon

Boy on rock
Image caption The boy and a mountain rescuer on the rock

A 12-year-old boy had to be winched out of river after injuring his leg falling against a rock.

The boy became stranded in the River Seiont near Ysgol Brynefail, a few miles outside Caernarfon after leaping from the bank to reach the rock.

Members of Llanberis mountain rescue team helped to bring him to a place where an RAF rescue helicopter could reach him and winch him aboard.

He was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for treatment.

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