Teenager airlifted after falling in disused quarry
A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital on Saturday night after falling and having a fit in a disused quarry.
The 17-year-old girl, believed to be local, found herself in trouble at around 8.50pm at a former quarry site off Maenan Road, Llandudno.
She was attended to by a paramedic and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue (OVMRO) volunteers at the scene before being flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd by the coastguard helicopter
It is understood the girl and two friends had gained access to the fenced off quarry through barned wire before she slipped and fell and banged her head.
The first on the scene was a Welsh Ambulance Service paramedic.
Rescue 936, the Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter ferried the girl to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by winching her up to safety.
Although her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, the nature of wounds is not known.
Emergency services were alerted when she appeared to be having a seizure according to Chris Lloyd of OVMRO.
He said: “The young girl had slipped and banged her head and appeared to be having some kind of fit.
“A paramedic treated her at the scene and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue volunteers were called to assist with the stretcher.”
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “An ambulance was called to Maenan Road at 20.53 on Saturday to a report of young girl who had fallen.
“An emergency ambulance and paramedic attended with helicopter support and the female patient was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd.”
The helicopter during the rescue