The Aberglaslyn team responded from its Porthmadog base. Photo: Aberglaslyn MRT

The Aberglaslyn team responded from its Porthmadog base. Photo: Aberglaslyn MRT

Mountain rescuers were called out to help a walker who had lain on a remote footpath for eight hours.

The 72-year-old man became stuck in mud on slippery ground on the path near Pencaenewydd on the Llŷn Peninsula on Friday.

The man set out for a walk in the morning and was unable to call for help when he got into difficulties. Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by the ambulance service about 8.40pm and sent two of its rescue ambulances to the scene, arriving 30 minutes after being called out.

The walker was put on to a stretcher and carried to a nearby farmhouse.

A team spokesperson said: “Our sincere thanks to the local community for their assistance in evacuating the male and their local knowledge.”

The rescue ended at 10.10pm

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