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Manchester Evening News
Annie Owen & Kieran Isgin

Instructor dies after falling from Snowdonia climbing spot

A climbing instructor has tragically died after falling from a climbing spot in Snowdonia.

Emergency services were called to the scene after two climbers noticed the man at the foot of Cneifion Arete near Llanberis at around 11.30am on Saturday. After the emergency response was made aware of the incident, mountain rescue crews and the coastguard helicopter were sent out.

After the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team arrived on the scene, it said it was "evident that a climber had taken a significant fall and sustained very serious injuries." First aid was given to the man while the climbers who alerted them were guided back to safety, North Wales Live reports.

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The man was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd by coastguard hospital but he sadly died shortly after. In a social media post, a spokesperson for the rescue organisation revealed that the man was a local outdoor instructor.

"During the follow-up, it was discovered the casualty was a local outdoor instructor with many friends in the rescue community including some on-site, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time," the spokesperson said. The man, whose name is yet to be revealed, is said to have had many friends in Snowdonia's rescue community.

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