Man dies after falling 500ft from Snowdon

Crews from RAF Valley were called to recover the man's body and winch his friend to safety Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A man has died after falling hundreds of feet while climbing Snowdon with a friend.The 21 year old was descending from the summit yesterday when he went down a steep grassy slope and fell 500 feet from a cliff.

His body was recovered by an RAF rescue helicopter from Valley, Anglesey. The man's walking companion was heard calling for help from the mountainside and winched to safety.