The Coastguard Sikorksky S-92 helicopter flew to the scene. Photo: Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team

The Coastguard Sikorksky S-92 helicopter flew to the scene. Photo: Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after suffering a suspected broken leg.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 3.20pm on Friday with reports that a 41-year-old woman had injured herself on Cadair Idris while walking with a family group.

A team spokesperson said the woman from Llanidloes was walking on the Minffordd path when she slipped and fell a short distance on the slopes above Llyn Cau.

“Given the serious nature of the injury, assistance from the Coastguard helicopter was requested, and the aircraft was making its initial approaches as team volunteers gathered at the foot of the mountain,” the spokesperson said.

“With the casualty on a steep slope and with a rapidly falling cloudbase it was possible that the helicopter would not be able to access the site directly, and so a stretcher party was assembled at a nearby landing site ready to assist with the extraction.

“In the event, the helicopter was able to lower the winchman to the scene, and after some initial treatment to relieve significant pain and to stabilise the injury, the woman was winched aboard the aircraft and flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor for further hospital-based treatment.”

Team volunteers then made their way up to the site of the incident to where a member of the group had remained with the injured woman, and walked down with him as night fell.

The rescue ended at 6.20pm.

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