North West Wales

Two rescued from Snowdonia peak by RAF and Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team

A rescue team and an RAF helicopter have helped a teenager and a man with a head injury from a Snowdonia mountain.

A party of five from York walked up the north ridge of Tryfan on Friday but the youth became stuck at the top of the Milestone Buttress on their descent.

Another walker, believed to be his father, fell 20ft (6m) injuring his head and was flown to hospital.

Rescuers also helped another group on the same mountain who had strayed from their route.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team sent out 20 members after they were alerted at 14:30 GMT that the boy was in trouble in wet weather and cloud.

A team spokesman said that an RAF rescue helicopter from Valley in Anglesey was able to fly the man with the head injury to hospital and the youth was roped to safety. The rescue was concluded by 19:00 GMT.

During that rescue some team members were diverted to find another group on the same mountain.

Four friends who were following a route on a guidebook had also ended up on the north ridge.

The light was fading and they were unsure of the route down so rang for help.

The rescuers walked them down to the road with no-one harmed.

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