North West Wales

Walker dies after RAF rescue attempt at Snowdon summit

A 47-year-old walker has died after collapsing on Snowdon in north Wales.

The rescue happened just below the 3,560ft (1,085m) summit on Saturday afternoon.

The crew of an RAF rescue helicopter tried to resuscitate the unconscious man as he was flown to hospital in Bangor, only a few minutes away.

But a spokesman at Ysbyty Gwynedd later confirmed that he had died.

The Sea King, based at RAF Valley in Anglesey, flew 10ft (3m) above the Watkin Path, which leads to the summit.

Despite cloud limiting visibility to 20 yards (18m), the crew performed a "hover taxi" to reach the walker.

Although the helicopter took only 10 minutes to reach him, rescue crews were unable to save the man.

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