North West Wales

Woman stranded overnight on Llyn Peninsula cliff saved

A woman has been rescued after she became stuck overnight on a cliff.

It is believed she was stranded in the disused quarry on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd for about 11 hours before the alarm was raised.

It understood she became stuck at 21:00 BST on Monday after taking a walk, and a passer-by alerted emergency services at about 08:00 the next day.

The unharmed woman, in her 50s, was airlifted by an RAF Valley helicopter to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor.

She had been walking near the Nant Gwrtheyrn language centre where she is on a course.

Cliff rescue teams from Porthdinllaen and Llandwrog also attended the scene.

Historically the area was used extensively for the quarrying of granite sets, which were shipped to the main centres of population in the north of England at the end of the 19th Century.

A spokesperson at the centre said: "This area is very beautiful, but the cliffs can be dangerous unfortunately. She got into trouble as night fell and she decided to stay put.

"A dog walker noticed her in the morning and she waved her arms at him. She would like to thank him, and her rescuers.

"She was checked over in hospital and she is fine."