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Teenager airlifted to hospital after Snowdonia fall

A 19-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital after suffering head, back and shoulder injuries following a fall in Snowdonia.

The incident happened in Snowdonia.

The teenager fell 15ft from a footpath on to rocks at a beauty spot near Betws y Coed.

An ambulance service paramedic was called and a dozen Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team volunteers were needed to set up a rope system and stretcher her up from the Fairy Glen gorge.

A coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon was later sent to airlift the injured woman to hospital.


Flames seen from Snowdonia peak

There are unconfirmed reports a helicopter has crash landed on one of the peaks in Snowdonia.

Witness Huw Price said he was able to see a huge fire and flames around 10ft high.

Campaign to fund urgent mountain repairs close to its target

On a sunny day like today it really gives you the chance to enjoy the great outdoors and admire the picturesque scenery on display here in Wales.

But maintaining some of Wales landscapes doesn't come cheap and The British Mountaineering Council are calling on the public to make a contribution.

The Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia are two of eight UK national parks which are to to supported by this campaign.

Watch: Hannah Thomas reports from The Brecon Beacons.


Man rescued from gorge after suffering suspected broken ankle

Rescue services were involved in a four hour rescue operation after a man sustained a suspected broken ankle in Snowdonia.

The Snowdonia National Park. Credit: PA

The man, in his late 30s, suffered the injury just before midday yesterday whilst canyoning with a group in Maentwrog gorge.

Members from the South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team and the Aberglasyn Moutain Rescue service were involved in the operation, which was made more difficult due to its location next to the Rheadr Du waterfall.

He was eventually carried to a Search and Rescue Helicopter and flown to Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor.

21-year-old woman rescued from Snowdonia peak

A 21-year-old woman was rescued after collapsing during a walk in the Snowdonian mountains.

The Snowdonia National Park Credit: PA Wire

It happened on the Glyder range at a spot known as Castell y Gwynt on Saturday, where there was a light covering of snow.

The woman, who had fainted, was airlifted to hospital by a coastguard helicopter, after another walker dialled 999.

Members of RAF Leeming mountain rescue team, who were exercising nearby, had helped her.

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