The solo man, in his 50's, had lost footing in the high wind and poor visibility and had sustained a suspected broken ankle. In an exposed position high on the mountain, he also began to get very cold. Passing walkers provided clothing and shelter as the Team initiated its response.
A hasty party was deployed to quickly locate and stabilise the casualty, while a second wave of volunteers gathered the heavier equipment to deal with the evacuation. Although the casualty was well into cloud, the level of the cloud-base meant that the Team was able to make use of Coastguard helicopter Rescue 936 to lift people and equipment part-way up the mountain and so speed up the rescue considerably.
The casualty was treated for his injury, and insulated as much as possible before being stretched down the slope to the helicopter drop-off position. Rescue 936 was then able to uplift the injured man and transport to Ysbyty Gwynedd for further assessment and treatment. The man's dog, also cold and anxious because of the ordeal, was carried down off the mountain by one of the walkers who initially attended the casualty. She was handed over to injured man's son at Ty Nant car-park.
Everyone was safely off the hill by 5:00 p.m.