Boy in hospital after falling 20ft at Maenofferen quarry
A 16-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling 20ft (6m) onto rocks from a bridge at a Gwynedd slate quarry.
The incident happened at Maenofferen, Blaenau Ffestiniog, on Sunday evening.
A rescue team helped place the boy in a special stretcher and he was winched into an RAF rescue helicopter.
The aircraft, from Valley on Anglesey, flew him to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with multiple injuries.
A rescuer said the boy fell on such a hard surface he was very lucky not to have been more seriously hurt.