Rescue team volunteers, national park rangers, helicopter paramedics and race marshals tend to the injured woman near the summit of Cadair Idris. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Rescue team volunteers, national park rangers, helicopter paramedics and race marshals tend to the injured woman near the summit of Cadair Idris. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Rescuers were called into action twice to aid injured runners while monitoring a fell race in Snowdonia.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team members provided support for the annual Ras y Gader on Cadair Idris on Saturday.

Volunteers from the team had to deal with two simultaneous incidents on the mountain.

Team member Graham O’Hanlon said: “At the top of the zigzags on the Pony Path, at a junction known as ‘the 560’, a runner suffered a bad leg sprain, quite close to the position of a team vehicle monitoring the race.

“The man found walking difficult but was not in great pain when resting.

“In the meantime, a runner suffered more serious lower leg injuries near the Pen y Gader summit. The woman was attended to by team volunteers and race marshals, and given her injuries a helicopter evacuation was requested.

“With the local Coastguard helicopter already deployed elsewhere, R187 was dispatched from St Athan in south Wales. The woman was airlifted to Bronglais Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Once the summit incident was resolved, volunteers made their way downhill, and the runner at 560 was given a lift down the mountain in a team vehicle.”

Aberdyfi SRT members concluded their duties on the mountain by 7pm.

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