Leeds climbers rescued after fall

Picture: Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team

Picture: Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team

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A climber from Leeds was airlifted off a cliff by an RAF rescue helicopter following a fall in north Wales.

Mountain rescuers were called into action to help two Leeds students who got into difficulty after the lead climber fell eight metres in Gwynedd.

The pair were taking part in a climbing trip at the weekend.

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted to the incident on the Christmas Curry route, which forms part of the famous crags of Tremadog, just before 4pm on Saturday.

The injured climber was taken by helicopter to Gwynedd Hospital before rescuers abseiled to the aid of the second climber.

A team spokesperson said: “The pair had been climbing the classic route, where the lead climber took a substantial fall.

“Luckily a fellow climber on a nearby route heard the pair’s cries for help, and raised the alarm.

“The casualty suffered a minor head injury during the fall, and was treated for a suspected spinal injury and a dislocated right arm.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that the climber did not receive any serious injuries.

Around 13 volunteers took part in the operation along with North Wales Police Officers and an RAF Rescue Helicopter.

FORWARD LEEDS: Pictured (left to right) Bill Owen, early intervention and prevention manager, and Ben Holden, early interention and prevention Worker.

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