The Team received a second call-out, this time a request to assist our neighbouring Team, South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team, in the rescue of an injured climber on Barmouth Slabs.
The climber, a 20 year-old man, had fallen 3-4 metres onto rocks, sustaining suspected injuries to his ankle, pelvis and back. He was lying awkwardly amongst the stones at the bottom of the rock face and in considerable pain. Equipment was quickly brought up to the site and the man was given pain relief before being placed in a full-body vacuum splint to stabilise his injuries.
Fresh from its trip to Bangor, the Coastguard helicopter returned to the Mawddach estuary, and in this instance, with a suitable landing site unavailable, winched the casualty aboard from above the cliff face.