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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.


Man dies after Snowdonia fall

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A man has fallen to his death while climbing in Snowdonia.

It happened at Bristly Ridge, in the Glyder range, above the Ogwen Valley.

Police were called to reports that someone had fallen into a gully.

Two people were roped down to where the man had landed with head injuries.

The Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team called in a coastguard helicopter which winched the man off the mountain to hospital.

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