The RAF crew airlifts the walker from Sugar Loaf. Photo: Longtown MRT

The RAF crew airlifts the walker from Sugar Loaf. Photo: Longtown MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Brecon Beacons hill after injuring herself.

The 24-year-old slipped while coming down Sugar Loaf on Saturday and suffered a suspected broken leg.

The woman, from Usk, had already summited the 596m (1,955ft) peak and was descending when she fell.

Abergavenny-based Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was called to help ambulance crews reach the injured woman.

Nigel Highfield, an incident controller from Longtown MRT said: “The woman had a suspected lower leg fracture and was in considerable pain. She was also cold and wet and needed shelter and medical attention as quickly as possible.

“We used our all-terrain vehicle to get team members and two ambulance crew members as close as possible to her.

“They were able to administer pain relief and we put up a shelter to protect her from the wind and the rain.”

An RAF search and rescue Helicopter, from RMB Chivenor in Devon, was scrambled and the woman was airlifted her to Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny. She was due to be operated on yesterday.

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