North West Wales

Snowdonia rescue: Walker airlifted from Glyder Fach

A man is recovering from head and leg injuries after falling 30ft (9m) from a Snowdonia peak on Sunday.

The man, in his late 50s, was with his wife and another couple from Wirral scrambling near the top of the 500ft (152m) main cliff on Glyder Fach.

He fell after a rock he was clutching came away in his hand.

An Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team lifted him into an RAF Sea King helicopter based at Valley in Anglesey which flew him to hospital in Bangor.

The man's head injury was treated before he was placed in a special stretcher and lifted into the aircraft.

His injuries were not believed to as serious as was first feared.

The call out to the Ogwen Valley team came at around 12:15 GMT on Sunday.

Twelve members were joined on the mountain by four rescuers from Dublin who spent the weekend in Snowdonia.

The rescuers escorted the injured man's friends off the peak.

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