Man dies after falling from Snowdonia mountain while on walk with two brothers

Tryfan in Snowdonia where the man sadly died after a fall
Tryfan in Snowdonia where the man sadly died after a fall -Credit:PA

A man lost his life after falling from a mountain in Wales while on a walk with his two brothers. The incident occurred on Tryfan, located in Snowdonia National Park, when the man slipped and fell from the Y-Gully section of the 3,000ft mountain on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Service reported that his brothers immediately dialled 999 for help. Both mountain rescue volunteers and a coastguard helicopter were dispatched to the scene.

A spokesperson for the service said: "A group of three brothers had ascended the North Ridge of Tryfan."

"During their descent, they strayed too far to the west and ended up in the Y-Gully area. The oldest brother slipped and tumbled down the gully some distance, sustaining significant injuries."

"His two brothers were unable to descend so called 999 and asked for assistance. Several hill parties were dispatched and [the coastguard helicopter] was tasked to help with the search.", reports the Mirror.

"The walkers were located and were able to help direct team members to the location of the casualty, however, it was evident that he had not survived his injuries. The casualty was evacuated by stretcher and the two brothers were roped to safe ground and then walked down to the road where they were met by [the Welsh Ambulance Service]."

"The thoughts of the team are with the family at this difficult time."