Wales

Climber dies after rock face fall near Llanddulas

Image caption The incident happened at Llanddulas

A 70-year-old man has died while climbing at a rock face in Conwy.

North Wales Police were called to the incident at a wooded area at Llanddulas, at 1222 BST on Saturday when the man's body was discovered.

Chris Lloyd, of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team, said the man, who was with his son, fell after climbing about 60ft (18m) up the rock face.

The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service rope rescue team, and a helicopter from RAF Valley 22 Squadron also attended.

It is believed the father and son were climbing a small, disused quarry face there which is not commonly used, called Terfyn.

The elder man had scrambled 60ft to the top of a limestone crag before falling.

He was carried off the mountainside in a stretcher by five members of the mountain rescue team and a fire-fighter.

In a later incident, a 23-year-old woman was rescued by an RAF rescue helicopter from Devil's Kitchen, above the Ogwen Valley of Snowdonia, after a fall.

She had been walking down a ridge in cloud and rain and was flown to hospital at Bangor with a suspected broken leg.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites