A MAN survived a road collision which saw his vehicle tumble hundreds of yards down a steep hill near Llangynog on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place at around 5pm when two cars collided on the B4391 between Bala and Llangynog with one of the vehicles careering off the steep embankment and rolling several times before coming to rest.

Dyfed Powys Police joined fire, ambulance and rescue services at the scene.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue and North East Wales Mountain Rescue also attended.

However, as volunteers from both teams made their way to the scene, it became apparent that the driver was no longer in the vehicle.

With the possibility that the driver had been flung from the rolling car, or wandered away in an injured condition, a search was initiated.

Scent-specific and open-area dogs were also deployed by Search and Rescue Dogs Association Wales to join the operation.

However as search operations were getting underway, the news came through that the missing driver had been located in a nearby village and the search was stood down.

Everyone was off the hillside and heading home by 7:40pm.