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Eight-hour rescue of injured climber; NEWS IN BRIEF.

MOUNTAIN rescue teams stretchered an injured climber 1,500ft down a mountain in a dramatic eight-hour rescue.

Around 20 volunteers from Ogwen Valley and RAF Valley mountain rescue teams were called to the incident on Tryfan in Snowdonia on Thursday, June 13.

It came after a man fell 20ft down the north face of the mountain and was left unable to walk. The man was part of a party of nine people including three supervisors and six teenagers.

Chris Lloyd of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team said: "One of the leaders took a 20ft tumbling fall - he was conscious but unable to walk. Rescue teams were alerted and a member of Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team happened to be in the area and was able to assist. "We had to stretcher the man down the rocky face to a place where the helicopter was able to winch him and take him to hospital. We are extremely grateful to our colleagues at RAF Valley and the coastguard for their assistance."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 17, 2019
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