The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter comes in to land at Minffordd. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter comes in to land at Minffordd. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

A teenage walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after injuring herself.

The 13-year-old was walking with a family group of six on Cadair Idris on Tuesday when she went over on her ankle and was no longer able to bear any weight on it.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 1.30pm and used the PhoneFind system to pinpoint the group’s position on the mountain. A hasty party of team members then made their way to the site.

A spokesperson said: “Given the difficulty of the stretcher carry down Minffordd steps, a request was placed for assistance from the Coastguard helicopter R936.

“The request was granted and the helicopter arrived on scene shortly afterwards. While the winchman assessed the casualty, R936 flew down to Minffordd to pick up more team volunteers to assist with moving the casualty.

“With the girl and her mother loaded aboard, the pair were flown to Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth for further assessment and treatment.”

Rescue team members then helped the rest of the family group down from the mountain. The incident ended at 4:20pm.

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