World Incidents

Man dies after Christmas Eve ‘rockfall’

A man died after a rockfall on Snowdon on Christmas Eve, it’s emerged. Llanberis mountain rescue team were alerted during the morning by a walker on the Pyg Track, to the rockfall below Bwlch Y Saethau.

A coastguard rescue helicopter flew to the scene with a winchman paramedic but the man was found dead.

Llanberis mountain rescue team said :”Our condolences go to the family and friends of the casualty, at any time a tragic incident, more-so given the time of year.” Rescuers said recovery of the body was, at times, “highly technical and dangerous.”

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