RAF footage of the rescue on Cader Idris
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Helicopter rescues boy, 7, from ledge

See RAF footage of the helicopter rescue of a boy aged seven stuck on a grassy cliff ledge in Snowdonia in darkness.

An RAF helicopter crew has rescued a seven-year-old boy stuck on a Snowdonia grassy cliff ledge in darkness.

The youngster was with a group of people from Manchester on Cader Idris.

The group had split into two, with people in each assuming the boy was with the other group.

There were fears the boy would try to grab the RAF winchman before he had secured himself on the steep crag face but the youngster was soon lifted to safety.

The infrared camera footage of the rescue is courtesy of the RAF.

  • 27 Aug
  • From the section Wales