Aberglaslyn MRT Penygroes 1200

The scene at the quarry near Penygroes. Photo: Aberglaslyn MRT

A man was rescued after suffering serious injuries when he fell 100ft into a disused north Wales quarry.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Friday evening when the farmer failed to return home.

Friends and family mounted a search and he was found at the site near Penygroes.

He had fallen between 30m and 40m, landing in the quarry floor, and was unable to move.

Fifteen mountain rescuers made their way to the scene in three vehicles and joined North Wales Cave Rescue, ambulance staff and Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru in the operation.

An Aberglaslyn MRT spokesperson said: “Once on scene a team doctor was quickly lowered into the quarry to assess and treat the casualty who was found to be in a serious but stable condition with multiple injuries to his head and legs.

“Using a rope rescue system, the casualty was placed into a stretcher by team members and raised from the quarry floor, prior to being carried through fields to an awaiting ambulance.

“The casualty was then conveyed to Ysbyty Gwynedd and onwards to the major trauma centre at Stoke hospital.”

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