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Busy weekend for rescuers around north Wales waterfall

Posted 26 November 2012
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Busy weekend for rescuers around north Wales waterfall
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Those planning to go walking to see waterfalls on wet days may be rewarded by more spectacular cascades, but it is also important to be well prepared.

Such a message may be taken from two incidents near the Aber Falls in Snowdonia over the weekend, where Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team members were called out.

The first of these saw a woman slip and injure her ankle, with the joint suspected to be broken.

RAF rescuers assisted in the operation as the rescue team struggled to reach the spot in what they described as "atrocious" conditions, with roads impassable because of local flooding.

A second incident saw a group avoiding a difficult descent route near the falls after walking on the Carneddau ridge and a member of the party suffered a knee injury during an attempted detour.

In that instance, the walkers were helped down using a rope.

Good walking boots can help reduce slips and protect ankles from damage, as well as helping negotiate wet, tricky descent routes.

Waterproofs will be needed by walkers across the country today (November 26th), with the Met Office issuing amber weather warnings in Wales, the north-east and Yorkshire and the Humber.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801494620-ADNFCR