Team members, wearing protective equipment, assess the casualty. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Team members, wearing protective equipment, assess the casualty. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

A woman was winched from a Powys beauty spot after injuring herself in a fall.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 4.30pm on Saturday to an incident at Lake Vyrnwy.

A team spokesperson said: “The 42-year-old female was reported to have fallen ‘near highest point of waterfall’ at the north end of the lake, but all attempts to contact the casualty and informant failed.

“As team volunteers made their way to the scene to gather further information, a request for assistance from the Coastguard helicopter R936 was placed, as previous experience indicated that the path at the side of the falls represents a steep and difficult stretcher carry.

“A hasty party had just reached the casualty and started an assessment when the helicopter arrived on scene. The winchman was lowered to help assess the situation, and it was decided to winch the casualty aboard.”

Team members escorted other members of the woman’s group from the hill.

The incident was concluded shortly after 8pm.

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