Tryfan: Man dies after falling from Eryri mountain

Tryfan in Eryri
Tryfan in Eryri -Credit:Eryl Crump

A man has died after falling from a mountain in Eryri. The man was walking on Tryfan with his two brothers when he slipped and fell from the Y-Gully section of the 3,000ft mountain on Bank Holiday Monday.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Service said his brothers called 999, before mountain rescue volunteers and the coastguard helicopter were sent to the scene. A spokesman said: "A group of three brothers had ascended the North Ridge of Tryfan.

"On the 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.

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"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.

"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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