The woman and her walking partner had left the Minffordd car-park at around 11:00 a.m. and had made it to the summit. At some point the woman reportedly lost her vision, and was carried by her friend to the summit hut.
With slurred speech and nausea reported, there was the possibility that the woman was having a stroke, a time-critical issue requiring early intervention to give the best chance of a good outcome. With this in mind, a request for assistance from the Coastguard helicopter R936 was placed. In the meantime Team members started making their way up to the summit in order to back up the request and start stabilising the situation if required.
The aircraft landed on the summit plateau, and after assessing the casualty, both she and her friend were flown to Bangor hospital for further tests and treatment.
Everyone was off the hill by 7:15 p.m.