North West Wales

Walker critically injured in fall on Carnedd y Ffiliast, Snowdonia

A walker has been critically injured after falling while on a mountain in Snowdonia.

The man was with his dog on Carnedd y Ffiliast near the Atlantic Slabs, a steep rock face, when he fell a long distance.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue was called at 15:30 BST on Wednesday but an RAF rescue helicopter from Valley on Anglesey reached the casualty first.

The man was airlifted to hospital at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Chris Lloyd, chairman of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, said: "We believe the injured man was a solo walker out with his dog and he was scrambling up an area near the Atlantic Slabs.

"It's not a very popular area and a bit remote. It's high above the Ogwen Valley towards Penrhyn slate quarries.

"He's critically injured and is currently being treated in Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

"Members of the team will search for the dog tomorrow."

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