MOUNTAIN rescuers have helped a man who suffered a seizure whilst walking down Snowdonia.

A spokesman for Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were alerted just before 5pm of a walker in distress on Cader Idris yesterday, May 22.

They continued: “The party of three had been to the summit of the mountain and had descended via the stone chute to Llyn Cau.

“During the descent one of the party, a 45-year-old male, had started to feel unwell and latterly suffered a seizure by the outfall of Llyn Cau.

“Given the location and potential seriousness of casualties condition, a request was made for aircraft support.

“Meanwhile, a hill-party of Team volunteers was deployed from Minffordd, while a second party waited in the car park ready to form a stretcher party if required.”

It was added that the Coastguard helicopter rescue arrived on the scene just as the hill-party reached the casualty.

The spokesman confirmed that the helicopter paramedic made an assessment of the casualty, and the decision was made to airlift the casualty to Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth.

They add that rescuers escorted the remaining two members of the group back to Minffordd meaning everyone was safely off the hill by 7.40 pm.