The man fell near the summit of Tryfan

The man fell near the summit of Tryfan

A man was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after suffering cuts to the head in a fall.

The 80-year-old was scrambling near the summit of Tryfan on Wednesday when the incident happened.

Two passing mountaineers helped the man and raised the alarm. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out about 3.45pm and the team requested the help of the Caernarfon Coastguard rescue helicopter.

An Ogwen Valley MRO spokesperson said: “A large group of team members gathered at base but fortunately the aircraft was able to winch the casualty aboard before flying him to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment.

“We wish him a speedy recovery and thank the two passing mountaineers for their assistance throughout.”

The rescue lasted 1½ hours.

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