The helicopter winchman and rescuers tend to the man on Crib Goch. Image: Maritime and Coatguard Agency

The helicopter winchman and rescuers tend to the man on Crib Goch. Image: Maritime and Coatguard Agency

A man was airlifted from a snowy ridge in Snowdonia after injuring himself.

The Coastguard released dramatic footage of the rescue on Crib Goch on the Snowdon massif on Tuesday.

The Caernarfon-based rescue helicopter crew airlifted members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team to the site before winching in the injured man from the steep slopes of the ridge.

The team was alerted by police at 10.30am after the man fell from the scrambling route and suffered a dislocated shoulder.

A team spokesperson said: “Coastguard rescue 936 was dispatched and made the decision that it wouldn’t be safe to winch the casualty direct due to members of the public in the area and the snow conditions.

“The helicopter made its way to our landing zone where it collected three team members who were then winched on to the ridge before returning to pick up another member.

“The team made its way to the casualty and with the help from a local bystander secured the casualty and provided basic first aid.”

The footage shows the injured man, rescuers and the helper on the ridge after the team had secured the position with ropes before the casualty is winched into the aircraft to be flown to hospital.

A Coastguard spokesperson said: “Thanks to everyone’s swift action and a fabulous team effort from Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, we know that the casualty is going to make a speedy recovery.”

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