North West Wales

Climber, 50, airlifted to hospital after Llysfaen fall

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling 20ft (6m) when rocks gave way as he was climbing at Conwy.

A helicopter crew from RAF Valley, Anglesey, carried out the rescue despite strong winds at a hillside at Llysfaen, near Colwyn Bay.

The winch man was lowered 150ft (45m) to reach the injured climber who was flown to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, near Rhyl, hospital on Monday afternoon.

The man, aged 50, is believed to have suffered back injuries.

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