Two ‘drunk men’ rescued from Snowdonia after climbing mountain after having a drink with friends

Moment two ‘drunk men’ are rescued from Snowdonia after deciding to climb the mountain after having a drink on a ‘drunk boys’ day out’ with six friends

  • Two men in their twenties have disappeared on Cader Idris in Snowdonia National Park
  • One man had collapsed while the other had a ‘tumultuous fall’
  • It took nearly six hours and 17 volunteers to get the men to safety
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Two drunken men who decided to scale a nearly 3,000ft peak in Snowdonia after a day out drinking with friends had to be rescued after one collapsed and the other fell into a ravine.

The men were two of a group of eight who had all enjoyed a wet day on Sunday before deciding to climb the mountain.

The alarm was raised at 3pm after reports that a man in his 20s was ‘drunk and unconscious’ on Cader Idris in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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He was left on the mountain while the rest of the group went to sound the alarm, the Aberdyfi search and rescue team said.

Rescuers described the group as “potentially intoxicated” after speaking with them and finding not one but two of them had been left on the mountain.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue said: ‘The man, in his 20s and part of a group of eight, had collapsed on the mountain and his group, also potentially in a state of drunk, had left him there to raise the alarm.

“Through further conversations with the group, the team volunteers were able to obtain an approximate description of the man’s location, different from the original information but coinciding with reports of screams heard by others. walkers coming from the mountain.

Rescuers spent nearly six hours trying to locate the two men and get them to safety, with rescue efforts ending at 8.45pm.

The man who was found in a ravine had suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital in Bangor

The man who was found in a ravine had suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital in Bangor

“Crucially, it also turned out that another member of the group was also missing on the mountain.”

Search and rescue efforts began in unusually bad weather for the season and volunteers quickly found the man reported unconscious.

He was able to walk and was escorted off the mountain as the search for his mate continued, which included a team of search dogs.

The location of the other man was unknown as he had been separated from his friends and rescuers searched for hours before spotting the second man at the bottom of a ravine, due to his light colored clothing.

The rescue team said: “One of the search parties reported a distant light-coloured object in a ravine south of the original search area, and observers working at the base of the mountain confirmed that it was seemed to be a person.

“The (search) team traversed difficult terrain to reach the man, who was alive but had sustained serious injuries in what appeared to be a fall.”

The man was airlifted by the coastguard to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, Wales, where he received treatment.

Footage shows a smoke signal to the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter which flew from Caernarfon

Footage shows a smoke signal to the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter which flew from Caernarfon

The helicopter flies over the rescue site of the second man who was found in a ravine with significant injuries

The helicopter flies over the rescue site of the second man who was found in a ravine with significant injuries

It took nearly six hours and 17 volunteers to get the two men to safety, with rescue efforts ending around 8.45pm.

Team volunteer Graham O’Hanlon said: “The men weren’t equipped for bad weather on the mountain, or to navigate it, and they made bad choices that almost cost their lives. at least one man.”

“But for the light color of the man’s tracksuit, we may not have spotted it in time.”

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