Aberglaslyn MRT sent two of its Land Rover ambulances to the rescue

Aberglaslyn MRT sent two of its Land Rover ambulances to the rescue

A walker has died after falling 60m (200ft) from a Snowdonia peak.

The 72-year-old fell from the 633m (2,077ft) Y Garn on the Nantlle Ridge yesterday.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was alerted just before 2pm after the incident on the mountain, at the eastern end of the ridge.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey joined the rescue operation.

An Aberglaslyn MRT spokesperson said: “A group of six friends were out for a walk on the popular route and were descending from the peak when the accident occurred.

“Nine team members and two Land Rover ambulances were deployed from Porthmadog, which arrived on scene at around 2.45pm.

“An RAF rescue helicopter airlifted the casualty to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, where sadly he was pronounced dead.

“The team’s condolences go out to the man’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

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