Runners In Snowdonia Mass Rescue
Competitors in Snowdonian mountain race lifted out in horrific conditions.
Posted: 8 June 2009
Mountain running hit the headlines again at the weekend when rescue
eight competitors in the
Welsh 1,000m Peaks Race to hospital
in the face of bad
According to the BBC, the rescues took place in the Carneddau area with
both mountain rescue teams and the RAF involved as 245 competitors
battled with appalling June weather - rain was falling as snow high up and high winds made for freezing temperatures. This time though, media reports
lacked the hysterical undertones of the OMM coverage earlier this year,
suggesting that the mainstream papers and broadcasters might have
learned from their mistakes.
As well as the eight who were lifted to hospital mostly suffering from
hypothermia in the winty conditions, another 25 competitors were
reportedly rescued from the hills and the 22-mile race, which
had been due to finish on the summit of Snowdon was abandoned.
More details at news.bbc.co.uk
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