North West Wales

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.

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