‘Two die’ swimming near waterfall

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Published: Sunday 7th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Two men have reportedly died after getting into difficulty while swimming near a waterfall in the Mount Snowdon area.

Another two were rushed to hospital after emergency services were called to the scene in Llanberis, North Wales.

Police were alerted to the incident at 8.30am today and attended along with their water rescue unit, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, paramedics and Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team.

Superintendent Alex Goss said:”The incident took place at a waterfall near the Snowdon Mountain Railway and involved four men who had been swimming in the area and had got into difficulty.

“Two casualties were transferred to hospital for treatment and have since been released.”

Searches of the area continue, and police remain at the scene conducting inquiries.

RAF Valley confirmed that it had sent a helicopter to assist with the incident, after being asked to by police.

Published: Sunday 7th June 2015 by The News Editor

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