The Coastguard helicopter at the scene. Photo: Newsar

The Coastguard helicopter at the scene. Photo: Newsar

A walker was airlifted from a hillside in north Wales after injuring herself.

The woman slipped on a steep path on the flanks of Foel Fenlli in the Clwydian Hills on Sunday.

North East Wales Search and Rescue was called out to aid the injured walker.

A team spokesperson said: “Unfortunately she quite badly injured her lower leg and could not move.

“Her well equipped party members assisted her and called out mountain rescue. Our team members attended in two Land Rovers and provided medical assistance.

“The nature of her injury and the location meant a helicopter lift was going to be the best option for evacuation.

Rescue team members treat the injured walker on Foel Fenlli. Photo: Newsar

Rescue team members treat the injured walker on Foel Fenlli. Photo: Newsar

“The Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon attended and the casualty was winched aboard and conveyed to hospital.

“We hope she is fully recovered soon. Thanks again to her group members who did such a great job looking after her before we arrived.”

Foel Fenlli is a 511m (1,677ft) hill 4km (2½ miles) north-east of Ruthin.

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