North West Wales

Girl, 5, airlifted after 100ft cliff fall near Barmouth

The rescue helicopter before the airlift to hospital
Image caption The rescue helicopter before the airlift to hospital

A young girl has been airlifted to hospital after she fell 100ft down a cliff while riding her bike in Gwynedd.

The incident happened at Arthog near Barmouth on Saturday morning.

The girl, five, suffered a serious back injury, said the Wales Ambulance Service. She was taken by RAF Valley helicopter to hospital.

A BBC Wales reporter, staying nearby, said the drop is not sheer and includes trees and bracken.

Chris Dearden said the incident happened near a campsite by the mouth of the River Mawddach.

The girl is believed to have been conscious when she was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

She is thought to have been staying with a group at the Graig Wen campsite.

Coastguards said they were not involved but confirmed an incident had taken place.