Six airlifted in Snowdonia double-rescue

A Sea King crew from RAF Valley made a double rescue this afternoon. Credit: PA

An RAF search and rescue helicopter airlifted six young climbers in two rescues within an hour in Snowdonia this afternoon.

Three men in their twenties were airlifted from Snowdon, after one of them had dislocated his shoulder when he slipped off the Pyg Track about 1,500-feet up.

The men, from Northumberland, were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Three more men, also in their twenties and from Warwick, were then rescued from 2,000-feet up on the north face of Tryfan, a peak above the Ogwen Valley.

They called for help after making slow progress in the snow and bitter wind.