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Child survives waterfall plunge in Wales

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A young girl has survived falling down a 100ft (30m) waterfall in North Wales and was pulled to safety by members of the public, according to Sky News.

The emergency services were called to Ceunant Mawr Waterfall in Llanberis, a tourist attraction in Snowdonia, after the young girl was found floating in a pool beneath the waterfall on Sunday.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to Llanberis on Sunday 19 July at approximately 4.03pm to reports of an incident at the waterfall.”

Bystanders sprang into action to help the girl, including a man who braved the cold water and helped to drag her out to safety.

The child, believed to be six, was found at the foot of the falls by a local man who pulled her out with help from other bystanders.

A member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team also witnessed the incident and alerted colleagues.

A mountain rescue spokesperson said: “While beautiful, Llanberis waterfall has been the scene of several fatalities and very near misses. This incident was a genuine accident, these things happen occasionally and there is no blame to be apportioned.

“That said, we continue to dissuade anybody from swimming in the pools below the falls.

“The Good Samaritan who entered the bottom pool was a very strong swimmer and used to cold water, they did however, experience the effects of cold water shock with a noticeable reduction in muscle power.”

The young girl’s condition is currently unknown.

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