Two climbers were plucked by helicopter from a Snowdon crag after one was injured in a fall.

The two men were rescued after clinging to a narrow grass ledge on Lliwedd yesterday afternoon. One, a 46-year-old climber from London, was taken to hospital for treatment following his 15m (50ft) fall.

RAF winchman Sgt Ed Griffiths was lowered 60m (200ft) to rescue the men. He clipped them on to his winch one at a time to enable them to be taken up to the hovering Sea King helicopter.

The rescue happened above a 90m drop on the crag. It involved the winchman, from RAF Valley on Anglesey, leaving himself unbelayed for a short time while he made the climbers safe.

There’s footage of the rescue from the helicopter’s camera on the BBC news website.

The injured man was taken to the Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.