North West Wales

Coed y Brenin forestry worker airlifted to hospital

Wales Air Ambulance crew arrive in Coed y Brenin forest Image copyright Wales Air Ambulance
Image caption Wales Air Ambulance's Caernarfon crew were called to the scene in the Coed y Brenin forest

A forestry worker has been airlifted to hospital by the RAF after suffering multiple injuries in an accident.

The ambulance service and a crew from Wales Air Ambulance were called to the incident in the Coed y Brenin forest, north of Dolgellau in Gwynedd, at lunchtime on Tuesday.

The RAF was called in to help with the rescue in the remote forest.

A spokesman for RAF Search and Rescue said: "He was working in the forest when a tree sprung back at him."

The injured man is thought to have broken a leg and an arm and may have fractured ribs.

The spokesman said he was winched aboard their Sea King helicopter and flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor.

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