The man was airlifted from Snowdon. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man was airlifted from Snowdon. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was airlifted from Wales’s highest mountain after injuring his ankle.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was joined in the rescue on Snowdon by colleagues from the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

The teams were alerted on Tuesday afternoon after the man suffered an injury while coming down the zigzags from the mountain’s summit.

High winds, poor visibility and snow showers prevented a rescue helicopter reaching the site, but members of the Llanberis team used the Snowdon Mountain Railway to get up the mountain. Team members found the injured man, treated him and stretchered him down from the peak.

RAF Valley MRT members, who had made their way up the Miners Track, helped with the stretcher carry, and the casualty was taken to a point below the cloud where a Sea King helicopter was able to winch him on board.

He was flow to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for further treatment.

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