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Four canoeists rescued from river

Map showing area where the rescue is taking place

All four canoeists who were trapped in a fast-flowing river in Conwy in north Wales have been rescued, says North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Two of the casualties have been flown by RAF rescue helicopter to hospital in Bangor while the other two are in the care of the Welsh Ambulance Services.

The emergency on the river near the Conwy Falls restaurant in Betws-y-Coed was first reported at 1703 GMT.

Three engines, two water incident units and a rope rescue unit were called.

A spokesperson for the fire service said they were told four canoeists were trapped in the river near the B4406 in Penmachno.

The spokesperson said crews from Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Bangor and Colwyn Bay attended.

They are working with a number of agencies including the Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team, Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Police and 22 squadron from the RAF base on Anglesey.

There is no more information about the condition of the four canoeists.



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