North West Wales

Walker dies in 100ft Pen yr Helgi Du fall in Snowdonia

An experienced walker has died after falling more than 100ft (30m) on a mountain in Snowdonia.

The incident happened on the 2,733ft (830m) peak Pen yr Helgi Du in the Carneddau range on Sunday afternoon.

The man, in his 60s and from the south of England, was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor by a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.

The man is understood to have fallen from a footpath. He was with other walkers who gave him first aid.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team was also called out to the incident.

The dead man was said to be an experienced, well-equipped walker.

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