Two students were rescued from Snowdon yesterday after a fall near Crib Goch.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey winched the two 19-year olds to safety and they were taken to Ysbyty Gwynned, Bangor, with back and leg injuries.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) joined three members from RAF Valley’s MRT who also took part in the rescue. Another student from the party of 23 from a sixth-form college in Southampton was helped after suffering a suspected broken ankle and a further teenager was led off the mountain after having a panic attack.

The injured walkers had fallen 15ft and 50ft on scree slope 600m up Snowdon, near the Crib Goch edge. The rescue took about six hours and was conducted in heavy rain and low cloud, which lifted briefly to allow the helicopter evacuation.

Both injured students were later discharged from hospital.