Snowdon, scene of two rescues yesterday. Photo: Martin V Morris

Snowdon, scene of two rescues yesterday. Photo: Martin V Morris

Aircrews and rescuers were kept busy yesterday in thee separate incidents on Wales’s highest mountain.

Two walkers were airlifted from the 1,085m (3,560ft) peak after falls left them both with head injuries. A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey airlifted the two to the Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. The crew was involved in a further rescue later in the afternoon.

The first incident happened just after 12.50pm when North Wales Police were informed a 50-year-old woman had sustained a head injury on the Miners’ Path, east of the summit. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team went to the walker’s aid and the helicopter was called to evacuate her to hospital.

Three hours later, a 53-year-old man fell while walking on the mountain with a party. Again, the Llanberis team was called out and the helicopter from 22 Squadron airlifted him to hospital. His injuries are thought to be minor.

An hour after that, the RAF helicopter was again called out by Llanberis MRT to deal with a 50-year-old woman who had sustained an injury while walking near the Watkin Path on the mountain. She joined the two previous casualties at the Bangor hospital.

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