Wales farmer rescued after falling 40m into quarry

A farmer in Wales has suffered serious injuries after he fell 40m into a disused quarry while checking on his livestock.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team said the farmer was found in a serious but stable condition, with injuries to his head and legs, after the fall on Friday 13 November, near Penygroes, Gwynedd.

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Worried friends and family had launched a search effort after the farmer failed to return home, and the alarm was raised when he was found on the quarry floor, unable to move.

The mountain rescue team responded with 15 people and three vehicles, along with the Welsh Ambulance Services, the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service, and North Wales Cave Rescue.

Rescue workers in quarry

© Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team

The team said in a statement: “Once on scene, a team doctor was quickly lowered into the quarry to assess and treat the casualty, who was found to be in a serious but stable condition with multiple injuries to his head and legs.

“Using a rope rescue system, the casualty was placed into a stretcher by team members and raised from the quarry floor, prior to being carried through fields to an awaiting ambulance.

“The casualty was then conveyed to Ysbyty Gwynedd and onwards to the major trauma centre at Stoke Hospital.

“We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

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