Rescue team members stretcher the man down the Minffordd steps. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Rescue team members stretcher the man down the Minffordd steps. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

A man was stretchered from Cadair Idris in Snowdonia national park after being found unconscious in his tent.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 5.30pm on Thursday after concerns were raised for the man’s wellbeing.

A team spokesperson said: “A hill party was dispatched to make a welfare check, and the man, in his 50s and from the Manchester area, was found unconscious in his tent.

“His condition was such that the Coastguard helicopter, R936, was requested to assist with the evacuation. However, as the man was being made ready for transportation, the cloudbase fell to a point where the helicopter could no longer be of assistance.

“Instead the man was carried down the Minffordd steps by stretcher, a long and difficult carry, and handed over to a Welsh Ambulance Service crew for further assessment and transportation.”

The rescue ended about 11.45pm.

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