North West Wales

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

The bike after it was retrieved during the rescue
Image caption The girl had been riding a bike on Saturday morning

A young girl is recovering after she fell 100ft down a cliff while riding her bike in Gwynedd.

The incident happened at Arthog near Barmouth on Saturday morning.

The five-year-old from Cardiff, suffered a back injury, said the Wales Ambulance Service. She was airlifted 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 on holiday at the Graig Wen campsite.

After paramedics had placed her on a spinal board she was lifted into the rescue helicopter.

She made a 30-minute flight to hospital at Bangor but is not believed to be badly injured.

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