Man dies after falling from Snowdonia mountain while hiking with brothers

Tryfan in Snowdonia -Credit:PA
Tryfan in Snowdonia -Credit:PA

A man has tragically died after falling from Tryfan mountain in Snowdonia while hiking with his two brothers on Bank Holiday Monday. The incident occurred in the Y-Gully area of the 3,000ft peak.

The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Service reported that the victim's brothers dialled 999, prompting the dispatch of mountain rescue volunteers and a coastguard helicopter 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.

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

"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."

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