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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 March 2007, 17:44 GMT
Walker killed in Snowdonia fall
Crib Goch
The man is believed to have fallen while climbing on Crib Goch
A man has died after falling more than 300ft (91m) from a narrow mountain ridge in the Snowdonia National Park.

The experienced hill walker, who was 60 and from the Greater Manchester area, was with his son-in-law, who raised the alarm on his mobile phone on Crib Goch.

Police have confirmed that a rescue operation was launched just after 1100 GMT on Thursday.

The 19-strong Llanberis mountain rescue team and an RAF rescue helicopter were involved in the search.

North Wales Police said the walker was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, where he was pronounced dead.




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