Two males from the Preston area were plane spotting and photographing fast jets on the "Bwlch" section of the Mach loop when one stumbled on steep ground, injuring his left ankle. Unable to weight-bear on the ankle or move safely across the steep ground the men called for ambulance assistance. This request was passed on via North Wales Police as a mountain rescue incident.
A hasty-party deployed to the casualty location to undertake an initial assessment of the injury, and further Team volunteers made their way to the location with a stretcher and additional kit. The casualty was treated with pain-relief and splinting of the injured limb. The man was then loaded onto team stretcher before being wheeled and sledged across and down steep ground to the carpark.
Due to declared waiting time for an ambulance, the casualty was loaded into the car of his friend to be driven to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Everyone was safely off the hill by 4:45 p.m.