The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team had a busy Bank Holiday weekend responding to two callouts on Sunday.
Their first callout was from Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police (DPP) to search for a 13-year-old male who had become detached and missing from his group while walking near the summit of Pen Y Fan. The team arrived at Pont ar Daf car park and began planning the search when they received news that one of their National Trust Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire Warden friends had located the young man and was escorting him off the mountain. Once they were safely in the car park, the team was stood down.
Later that afternoon, the team received another call from DPP regarding a lady walker in the Waterfalls Country area of Bannau Brycheiniog – Brecon Beacons – National Park. The lady had reported an injured knee while exploring the waterfalls and was unable to weight bear on her leg and continue walking.
Using their PhoneFind technology, the team was quickly able to locate the woman and her family. They assessed her injury and provided pain relief and immobilisation before carrying her on their stretcher to the awaiting Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust ambulance crew for onward transportation to the hospital.
The team sent their best wishes to the injured woman and hoped that her injury wasn’t a serious one. They were back at their base and on their way home soon after 8 pm.
The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team’s dedication and quick response to both callouts ensured the safety of those who needed their help on the busy Bank Holiday weekend.
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