A MAN died following a fall from height whilst climbing near Llangollen, it has been confirmed.

North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) confirmed on Friday evening that its members had been called out to an incident on Wednesday night.

A spokesman explained: "We had a call on Wednesday night which sadly involved a fatality.  

"Team members, assisted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter from Caernarfon, responded to reports of a man who had suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall from height while climbing near Llangollen. 

"Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust  paramedics were first to the scene. 

"Unfortunately the casualty could not be saved. 

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"Team members ensured everyone was safely escorted from the site and used a rope rescue system to lower the casualty back to the road for handover to the Ambulance. 

"We wish to recognise the efforts of everyone, not least the other climbers present, in their efforts to try to save his life.

"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the casualty."

The team was also called out to an incident involving a climber having fallen at Trevor Rocks near Llangollen on Thursday evening.

A spokesman explained: "Welsh Ambulance Service crews were already in attendance and requested our assistance to evacuate him to the road. 

"Team members responded with two of our Landrovers. The casualty was packaged onto our stretcher and taken down to a waiting ambulance."