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'Busy day' for mountain rescuers

A man with chest pains was also flown to hospital from Snowdon

An RAF rescue helicopter and 25 members of Llanberis mountain rescue team had a busy bank holiday Monday after a series of call outs on Snowdon, Gwynedd.

A man on a mountain leadership assessment fell over and broke his ankle on Cyrn Las and a woman of 61 did the same on the Snowdon Ranger Path.

A man of 50 broke his leg on Lliwedd Bach. All three were airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The fractures all happened as the walkers descended the peak.

Another man, also 50, a member of Glossop mountain rescue team, suffered a strained ankle on the Pyg Track and was helped down Snowdon to Pen y Pass.

The helicopter from RAF Valley was also scrambled on Monday evening to help a 52-year-old man who had chest pains while descending from the summit.

He was also flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

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