AN 18 YEAR old man rescued by the Coastguard helicopter after falling into a quarry on Llandudno's Great Orme, was taken to hospital in Liverpool.

The man had fallen 50 feet from the cliff face in the Bishops Quarry onto loose scree.

A Llandudno Coastguard said: “He was attended to by an ambulance crew and North Wales Police, who were at an incident near by.”

The Caernarfon based Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 936 was scrambled, and the Llandudno Coastguard team on the ground provided smoke to give the helicopter crew the wind direction to assist landing, and secured the landing site for the helicopter.

The Coastguard spokesman added: “The casualty was placed into the stretcher and we carried him to the helicopter for transport to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool for specialist trauma care.”

Following the accident the Coastguards said: “As always, our advice would be not to attempt to climb up or down cliffs unless you are properly equipped and trained to do so. Do not attempt to climb cliffs as a short cut to the top and do not attempt to self-rescue if you get into difficulty.

“As ever, our message is, keep safe, but if you see anybody in trouble or if you get into difficulty, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”