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Injured climber appeals for 'lifesavers' to contact him

Injured climber appeals for 'lifesavers' to contact him

Justin Burns

Injured climber appeals for 'lifesavers' to contact him
Roy Charlesworth

A climber who broke his ankle after he fell while climbing in North Wales has appealed for a Windsor couple who 'saved his life' to get in touch.

Liverpool-born Roy Charlesworth is desperate to speak to Geoff and Pam, who he thinks are in their 50s, so he can thank them.

The 56-year-old from Llanfairtalhaiarn in North West Wales fell at 1,000ft descending Mount Tryfan in Snowdonia on Friday at 1.30pm and was unable to move after breaking his left ankle.

He said the couple spotted him lying on the mountainside at 2pm before keeping him warm, and helping a mountain rescue team find him using a GPS system.

Roy said they wanted to stay in touch to find out how he was, but he accidentally gave them an incorrect mobile phone number.

The Citizen's Advice Bureau counsellor said: "I dread to think what would have happened to me as where I was lying I was not visible and could not be seen.

"It was very scary as it was really cold and I would have got colder and may not have been found by the rescue team as I could not explain where I was.

"I am so grateful for them as they were brilliant."

The father-of-two said the couple told him they were touring around Wales and lived close to Windsor, while their two daughters worked in Cheshire.

He added: "It was a miracle they chose the same route as me as there are many different ways to come down the mountain.

"If they had not I may not be here."

Do you know Geoff and Pam? If so call Windsor reporter Justin Burns on 01628 678229.

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