North West Wales

Injured man rescued from Snowdonia peak amid strong winds

Craig yr Ysfa Image copyright Eric Jones/Geograph
Image caption Craig yr Ysfa near Tal-y-Bont is a popular spot for climbers

A man has been rescued from a Snowdonia peak overnight after injuring his hip and leg while abseiling down a gully.

Mountain rescue teams from two bases were called to Craig yr Ysfa near Tal-y-Bont, Conwy county.

A helicopter from Caernarfon was unable to reach him due to strong winds so it flew rescuers to the base of the climb.

The man was carried to a team vehicle, transferred to an ambulance at about 02:15 BST on Sunday and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor.