North West Wales

Snowdonia fall: Woman winched out of Fairy Glen gorge

Fairy Glen Gorge Image copyright Phil Champion /Geograph

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after she fell from a footpath at a Snowdonia beauty spot.

A companion raised the alarm after the 19-year-old plunged more than 15ft (4.5m) near Betws-y-Coed, in Conwy, on Thursday afternoon.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team stretchered her out of the the Fairy Glen gorge using ropes.

The woman suffered head, back and shoulder injuries.

She was taken to hospital in a coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon, Gwynedd, which landed in a nearby field.

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