PENSIONER KILLED IN SNOWDON FALL
Man, 70, airlifted off mountain after rescue team and other climbers did all they could to save him
APENSIONER has died after falling from Snowdon. A post-mortem examination has taken place on the 70-year-old, who has been named as Roy Whitby of Coalville, Leicestershire, and a coroner’s investigation is being held.
The 70-year-old fell from an area close to the Miners and PYG tracks on the mountain just before 3.30pm last Tuesday.
He was airlifted from the scene, but could not be saved.
A spokesman for Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said: “On Tuesday afternoon, North Wales Police received multiple calls that a 70-year-old male had fallen out of sight in the area close to the intersection of the Miners and PYG tracks by the old mine workings.
“Maritime and Coastguard Agency Rescue [helicopter] was quickly on scene.
“They dropped their onboard para- medic before returning to our landing zone to pick up two team members with more equipment.
“A second lift of team members took place, backed up by others in three Land Rovers.”
The spokesman said the man was taken to hospital but did not survive.
They said: “After placing him in a stretcher, the gentleman was winched back onboard the rescue [helicopter] and transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd . Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the gentleman did not survive his injuries.
“Our sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of our fellow hillwalker. Also our thanks to the passers-by who did all they could to try to make this a better outcome.”