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Rescuers save Snowdon avalanche fall man

A walker was knocked unconscious by an avalanche which swept him and his partner 1,000ft (305m) down Snowdon.

Members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team found them both close to the Pyg track after the alarm was raised on Saturday afternoon.

He was stretchered to Llyn Glaslyn where he was flown by RAF Valley rescue helicopter to hospital in Bangor. His girlfriend was uninjured.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team filmed the rescue operation, which took around four hours.

  • 17 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales