North East Wales

Man airlifted after Blue Lagoon quarry fall

A man in his thirties was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after he was believed to have fallen 100ft (30m) in a flooded quarry in Denbighshire.

A helicopter from Valley on Anglesey was scrambled to the Blue Lagoon on the Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen shortly before 20:00 BST on Tuesday.

The man was flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The Blue Lagoon is popular with swimmers and divers.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 7.31pm last night, Tuesday June 10, to reports a man had fallen at the Blue Lagoon quarry, near Horseshoe Pass.

"A community first responder attended together with paramedics in two rapid response cars, a crew in an emergency ambulance and an RAF helicopter, and a man in his 30s was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in a serious condition."

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