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Passenger jet in radio rescue

An injured climber was rescued from the slopes of Mount Snowdon in north Wales yesterday after his radio distress call was picked up by an Aer Lingus jet flying from London to Dublin.

The airliner captain alerted the RAF which dispatched a helicopter to rescue Joseph Hiram, 35, who had fallen 70ft. He was taken to hospital, where he was treated and discharged.

A walker was found dead yesterday near the summit of Beinn Lochain, Argyll, Strathclyde.