The 68 year old man from the Peterborough area was walking in a family group at the popular beauty-spot. On the steep ground of the river gorge he slipped and fell, tumbling for around 40 feet and sustaining head and leg injuries.
The incident was initially attended by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service who treated the man's injuries. Assistance from ASART was requested to evacuate the man down the rocky path to the waiting air-ambulance, and 13 team members were involved in the operation. The man was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor for further hospital-based care.