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Liverpool Echo
Annie Owen & Dan Haygarth

Man dies after falling in Snowdonia

A man has died after falling while climbing in Snowdonia.

Two climbers noticed the man at the foot of Cneifion Arete near Llanberis at around 11.30am on Saturday, June 11. Mountain rescue crews and a coastguard helicopter were called out to the incident, reports NorthWalesLive.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team said that when they arrived, it was "evident that a climber had taken a significant fall and sustained very serious injuries". The mountain rescue team provided first aid and bought the two climbers to safety.

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The coastguard helicopter landed and the casualty was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, but he died. In a post on social media, a spokesperson for the rescue organisation said the man was a local outdoor instructor.

The man, who is yet to be named, was said to have had many friends in Snowdonia's rescue community. A spokesperson said: "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."

Cneifion Arete is a popular scrambling spot in Cwm Cneifion, overlooking Llyn Idwal. The Welsh Ambulance Service has been approached for comment by NorthWalesLive.

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