North West Wales

Teenage camper hurt in cliff fall near Colwyn Bay

A teenage camper has been airlifted to hospital after falling 60ft (18m) from a cliff during the early hours.

The 14-year-old girl had gone missing from a group of teenagers camping at Rhyd-y-Foel near Colwyn Bay, Conwy.

Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening after she landed in undergrowth.

A search involving officers on the ground and the police helicopter took place after police were alerted at 02:30 BST on Saturday.

The teenager, from Colwyn Bay, was found at the foot of the cliff at 05:00 BST and described as injured but conscious. She was said to be soaking wet after heavy showers.

She had plunged 30ft (9m) from the cliff but her fall was broken by trees and undergrowth as she fell another 30ft.

An RAF helicopter flew to the scene from Valley, Anglesey, and a winchman entered the undergrowth with a stretcher to help bring her to safety.

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