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Injured abseiler rescued from Snowdonia peak

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A man who injured his hip and leg while abseiling down a gully was stretchered off a Snowdonia peak by Ogwen Valley and RAF Valley mountain rescue teams overnight.

A coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon was unable to reach him on Craig yr Ysfa because of strong winds.

The helicopter instead flew rescuers to the base of the climb and the man was carried to a team vehicle and then transferred to an ambulance.

Family saved in storm

A family of four were saved from their farmhouse near Llanbedr in south Gwynedd at the height of yesterday's storm. Seven members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team took part in the rescue.

Today Chris Lloyd of the Ogwen team said it was an example of how trained volunteers can help the emergency services at times of great need.

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