Snowdon woman walker breaks ankle

By David Powell

A WOMAN walker broke her ankle in Snowdonia and had to be rescued last night.

The casualty was hurt while walking along the Pyg track on the mountain. An RAF Valley spokesman said a 22 Squadron helicopter was called out at 6.15pm to the scene.

The crew winched the unnamed woman into the aircraft and took her to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Her condition is unknown.

Earlier, Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team was scrambled to help a man who had suffered a heart attack.

Paramedics also rushed to the patient at Roman Bridge at 2pm. But the RAF Valley 22 Squadron, which had also been alerted, was then used to fly the man to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment.

Ninety sponsored walkers will set off to climb eight Ogwen Valley peaks in a day tomorrow in the fifth “Oggie 8” event.

They get under way for the mammoth trek in the Carneddau mountains at 7am.

The route encompasses four peaks in the valley north of the A5 then four more peaks in the valley south of the A5, finishing at Tryfan before a hogroast at Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team base.

Ogwen Valley MRT organisers hope the £25 entry fee plus each walker’s sponsorship money will swell their funds considerably.

Sourced by Daily Post

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