Snowdon incidents see two people sent to hospital


A NUMBER of incidents requiring assistance from the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team on Saturday, September 18 included two people being taken to hospital.

A report was received at around 11:45 a.m. of a victim with a fractured ankle at Bwlch Ciliau on Watkin Road in Snowdon.

The team was assisted by the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter, Rescue 936.

After being treated for a broken ankle dislocation by the team, the woman was taken to a Bangor hospital by Rescue 936.

A second call from further up Watkin Road then arrived shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, with a report of a victim falling from five meters and sustaining head and back injuries.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said in a post on its Facebook page: “Both teams quickly redeployed for the second call.

“She was treated by the team for head, rib and back injuries, then came down the mountain to a location where she could be picked up by Rescue 936 and taken to hospital.

“Many thanks to the Rescue 936 crews for their help over the weekend; without their help it would have been an even more difficult weekend.

The team also picked up two people in the glacial slab area of ​​Snowdon’s Pyg Trail after receiving a report shortly after 8:30 p.m., while at the same time three people were reported late on Watkin Road after failing to not have been seen for 10 hours.

The team added: “All of them were found unharmed and returned to their friends.

“The team pulled out at 1:10 am on Sunday, September 19.”

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