North West Wales

Snowdonia training exercise turns into rescue

Mountain rescuers taking part in a training exercise had to put their skills to the test for real after a walker needed help in Snowdonia.

The man had to be carried down from Bochlwyd Buttress on a stretcher by members of the Ogwen Valley team after he slipped on wet grass and then put his foot down a hole.

The wet weather caused problems for a number of hikers on Saturday.

The team also helped a man who slipped while coming down from Tryfan.

A 47-year-old woman from Wirral sprained her ankle while walking with her family at Cwm Croesor in mist and rain and needed help from the Aberglasyn and South Snowdonia rescue teams in an operation lasting six hours.

She had to be taken off a steep hillside on a stretcher and was transferred to hospital in Bangor.

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