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Lightning strike injures two women leaving one with blood pouring down her face

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A woman have been left seriously hurt after being struck by lightning after getting to the summit of Mount Snowdon in north Wales.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue team were called by North Wales Police following the horror incident involving two women, shortly after 1.30pm on Wednesday, July 28.

As members of the mountain rescue team made their way up Snowden on foot, the Coast Guard rescue helicopter also flew to the scene.

Emergency rescue teams raced to the top of the Welsh mountain and upon arrival they found one of the women unconscious and with blood running down her face.

Rescuers said the woman was falling in and out of consciousness and was treated for the effects of a lightning strike by members of the team.

The second woman was described as having only minor injuries, with both being treated at the scene.

After being brought back down from the mountaintop, both women were flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor.

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A statement from the mountain rescue team, shared via their Facebook page, said: “The team was called out today by North Wales police to a female at the summit of Yr Wyddfa.

"She had been struck by lightning and was falling in and out of consciousness, with blood down one side of the face.

"The team was called to our base at Nant Peris, and a request for the assistance of the Coast Guard rescue helicopter was made.

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"Some members were deployed on foot and by train, where others were flown up by Rescue 936 to Clogwyn station.

"At the summit two females were treated for the effects of a lightning strike.

"One with minor injuries and the other more serious.

"Both were evacuated back down the mountain to Clogwyn station by the team, where they were flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by Rescue 936."

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"Both were evacuated back down the mountain to Clogwyn station by the team, where they were flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by Rescue 936.”

The condition of the women is not currently known.

Extreme weather conditions were reported across the country on Wednesday with "tornados" spotted nearby by locals off Pen Llyn.

Others reported seeing giant rain down out of the sky hailstones during a heavy shower and several areas had thunder and lightning followed almost immediately by blue skies.

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