The man was near Snowdon's summit when he fell. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man was near Snowdon's summit when he fell. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was airlifted from Wales’s highest mountain after suffering a suspected broken ankle in a fall.

The man was with three others about 200m from the summit of Snowdon this afternoon when he slipped and injured himself.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was called out and a Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was scrambled to help in the rescue.

Worsening weather and lowering cloudbase prevented the aircraft reaching the scene, so police requested extra help from Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team for the six Llanberis team members already on the mountain.

Five Aberglaslyn MRT members set off from their base in Porthmadog but were told en route that 10 members of the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team, who were training in the area, had joined the rescue.

The man was treated at the scene and then stretchered down below the cloudbase to the waiting Sea King which flew him to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor for further treatment.

Rescuers said the four walkers were well equipped.

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