An RAF Sea King helicopter flew the body to hospital

An RAF Sea King helicopter flew the body to hospital

A man has died while walking in Snowdonia.

The 51-year-old was with another man and two women, all members of a south Wales mountaineering club heading for Carnedd Llewelyn when he collapsed.

Members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation were alerted today, Saturday, by police and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley was scrambled to go to the walker’s aid.

Chris Lloyd of the Ogwen Valley team said: “The members of the club were walking towards the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn from the Ogwen Valley via Ffynnon Llugwy.

“They had just completed an awkward rocky step before reaching the top of Craig yr Isfa when one of their party collapsed, unconscious, about midday.

“The other three tried to revive the man but without success.”

The man’s body was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by the RAF helicopter and his three companions were walked down to the OVMRO base by team members while their colleagues prepared a fatal incident report for the coroner.

The rescue was the team’s 15th so far this year.

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