North West Wales

Man, 42, seriously injured in Snowdonia fall

Crib Goch and Crib y Ddysgl
Image caption The party had been descending Crib y Ddysgl after spending the night on Snowdon

A 42-year old man has been seriously injured after falling from a ridge in Snowdonia.

He was in a party of four descending Crib y Ddysgl when he fell around 60ft (18m) at around 05:40 BST on Saturday.

A helicopter from RAF Valley flew members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) to the scene after his friends raised the alarm.

The injured man was stabilised and airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital, Bangor.

It is understood he suffered head, chest, back and pelvic injuries.

The remaining three members of the party were escorted off the mountain by Llanberis MRT and brought to the team base in Nant Peris.

Phil Benbow, secretary of Llanberis MRT, said the group from Surrey had been doing the Welsh 15 Peaks challenge of tackling all summits over 3,000ft (915m).

"They spent the night on Snowdon and were coming down Crib y Ddysgl when the accident happened," he said.

"It's just unfortunate - they were well equipped, the weather was fine and they weren't doing anything other groups don't usually do."

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