The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter approaches the rescue scene. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter approaches the rescue scene. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia hillside after suffering a head injury in a fall.

The 32-year-old took a short tumbling fall at the top of the Minffordd steps on Cadair Idris on Saturday.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 3.30pm when an ambulance crew requested members’ help.

The team said the walker had suffered a significant head injury.

A spokesperson said: “Given the potentially serious nature of the injury sustained, the rapidly approaching darkness, and the difficult stretcher carry represented by the Minffordd steps, the team requested the assistance of the Coastguard helicopter rescue 936.

“Team volunteers, along with the ambulance crew and the winchman, worked to stabilise the casualty and prepare him for evacuation, while other volunteers stood ready at the foot of the hill should a stretcher carry or other equipment be required.

“The casualty was successfully winched aboard R936 and flown to Bronglais Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

The incident ended at 5.15pm.

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