The Coastguard helicopter crew winches the injured walker into the aircraft. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

The Coastguard helicopter crew winches the injured walker into the aircraft. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after injuring his knee.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 4.30pm on Sunday by third-party reports of a man ‘with a broken leg’ on Cadair Idris.

A team spokesperson said: “Unable to contact the casualty directly, a group of team volunteers was dispatched to investigate, based on the information available, and the casualty was quickly located on open ground just beyond the top of the Minffordd steps.

“The casualty had been walking with family when he slipped, injuring his knee leaving him unable to walk.

“As the man was assessed, more team volunteers brought up equipment in anticipation of the difficult evacuation down the Minffordd steps.”

They were then informed the St Athan Coastguard helicopter was available. The aircraft flew to the scene and the crew winched the injured walker from the mountainside and flew him to Bronglais Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The rescue ended at 8pm.

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