North West Wales

Two people rescued in Snowdonia RAF airlift

Two people have been airlifted to safety in two separate rescues in Snowdonia.

An RAF helicopter was called out to a 70-year-old woman on Snowdon after she was taken ill with a suspected heart problem on Tuesday afternoon.

The helicopter was then diverted to Y Garn, a peak above the Ogwen Valley, where a man had broken an arm in a fall.

Both casualties were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The woman was brought down Snowdon by a train to Clogwyn station, where she was met by the RAF helicopter, from Valley on Anglesey.

In the later rescue, the helicopter ferried four members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team to Y Garn, where the male casualty was winched to safety.

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