North West Wales

Tryfan mountain fall man, 27, suffers multiple injuries

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Image caption The man was airlifted to Gwynedd hospital in Bangor by a rescue helicopter crew

A 27-year-old man suffered multiple injuries when he fell about 30ft (9m) while walking down a mountain in Snowdonia.

His 23-year-old girlfriend used a smartphone app to pinpoint her location so rescuers could get to them on Tryfan.

The man was airlifted to Gwynedd hospital in Bangor by a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley, Anglesey.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue volunteers escorted the woman off the peak.

The incident happened on Sunday when the couple were trying to find a way down a steep, wet gully above Milestone Buttress.

The woman was praised by rescuers after descending the gully to make a 999 call from a mobile phone.

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