The woman, part of a family group of 5 from the Coventry area, was on the Minffordd path traversing the south ridge of the mountain when she suffered a bad sprain which left her unable to walk.
A stretcher extraction from this point on the mountain would be prolonged and labour intensive. With limited availability from Team volunteers, a request for assistance was placed with our neighbours, South Snowdonia Search & Rescue who were able to boost available numbers significantly. Additionally a request for aircraft assistance was placed, and Coastguard helicopter Rescue936 was granted to attend.
There was the possibility that the aircraft could be redirected if a more serious injury or incident occurred elsewhere in the region, so a party of Team volunteers started to make their way up the mountain to reach the casualty should the aircraft be re-tasked.
In the event, the aircraft was able to attend and transported the entire group to a landing site at the foot of the mountain where they were met by Team volunteers.
Everyone was safely off the mountain by 6:15 p.m.