The girl collapsed on Bal-bach in the Black Mountains. Photo: Jeremy Bolwell CC-BY-SA-2.0

The girl collapsed on Bal-bach in the Black Mountains. Photo: Jeremy Bolwell CC-BY-SA-2.0

A teenager had to be rescued after collapsing through heat exhaustion on a Welsh mountain.

The 16-year-old girl was on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award training exercise in the Black Mountains on Sunday when she became ill.

Abergavenny-based Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was called to her aid near Bal-Bach, 450m (1,500ft) above Llanthony Priory.

The Wales Air Ambulance airlifted the girl to hospital. Photo: Longtown MRT

The Wales Air Ambulance airlifted the girl to hospital. Photo: Longtown MRT

The girl collapsed with heat exhaustion but regained consciousness before she was flown by Wales Air Ambulance to Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, for treatment.

Len Harbottle, a search manager for Longtown MRT, said: “The conditions on Sunday afternoon were pretty warm.

“Anyone contemplating strenuous exercise in these current conditions should drink plenty of fluids, keep their heads covered and wear loose-fitting clothing.”

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