Cavers Assist in Rescue of Welsh Climber
Cave rescuers were on hand Sunday to assist in the rescue of a climber whose arm was stuck in a crevice on Llanberis Pass in North Wales.
The man, who was part of group of four, slipped, fell and wedged his arm while climbing the 304 meter (1,000 foot) high Dinas Cromlech.
After an hour of trying to release his arm, friends called for help.
Members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team soon climbed to the scene, while a police helicopter brought cave rescuers with explosives from Flintshire. Fire fighters were on standby at the scene with all their cutting and rescue kit.
In a lot of pain, the main was given morphine while rescuers chipped away the rock to free him.
Once released – over three hours later – the man was winched into an RAF Sea King helicopter flown to hospital in Bangor.
Photo by Mick Roche