The area near Abercynon. Photo: nantcoly CC-BY-SA-2.0

The area near Abercynon. Photo: nantcoly CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was found a safe and well in the early hours today after a major search involving four mountain rescue teams.

The 66-year-old was reported missing at 11.30pm yesterday, Saturday, and animals and handlers from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association joined members of the Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team and the Brecon, Central Beacons and Longtown Mountain Rescue Teams in the hunt.

The search centred on Coed Pen-y-parc, a wooded hill near Abercynon in the Cynon Valley, south Wales and involved a total of 19 volunteer mountain rescuers.

Penny Brockman, team leader of the Central Beacons team said: “He had taken his rucksack and gone for a walk.”

Members of the Brecon team found the man, safe and well, at 2.30am, close to his Abercynon home.

Ms Brockman said: “We had our medical team look him over.” The operation also included search dogs from the fire service.

Ms Brockman added: “It was an example of inter-emergency-agency services working in partnership to produce a quick and effective search of the area, resulting in a successful find of the man in question.”

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