North West Wales

Man, 21, falls to death near Snowdon summit

Snowdon Image copyright Eric Jones
Image caption Police have not named the man who was 21 and died at the scene

A 21-year-old man has fallen to his death on Snowdon, say North Wales Police.

The alarm was raised shortly after 17:00 BST on Friday when police were told a man had fallen close to the summit.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey were scrambled to the scene.

A police spokesman said the man died "despite the best efforts of those involved".

The man and a friend were making their way down from the summit when they took a wrong turn down a steep grassy slope.

It is understood they had tried to turn back when the man fell 500ft (152m) down a cliff.

Walkers heard his friend's calls for help and alerted rescue teams, who winched him to safety using the helicopter.

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Media captionLlanberis Mountain Rescue Team chairman John Grisdale called the death tragic

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