The RAF Sea King flew the Explorer Scout to hospital in Swansea

The RAF Sea King flew the Explorer Scout to hospital in Swansea

Rescuers have praised the flying skills of an RAF Sea King crew who came to the aid of an injured teenager on a south Wales mountain.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was called out on Wednesday afternoon after a group of Explorer Scouts called police when one of their group suffered a back injury after slipping.

Trevor James of the Western Beacons team said: “Given their location south of Llyn y Fan Fawr, mountain rescue were quickly altered and an area call instigated that saw Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team alongside colleagues from Central Beacons MRT and Brecon MRT go to the party’s assistance.

“The poor weather was such that it seemed unlikely that a helicopter could be used to evacuate the casualty. However, given the potential seriousness of the injuries sustained, RAF 169 from RMB Chivenor once more exhibited outstanding flying ability to reach and swiftly evacuate the Explorer Scout to Morriston Hospital.

“The remainder of the group where then walked off the hill by mountain rescue personnel.

“Once again, close inter-team co-operation and superb flying from Rescue 169 saw a casualty reach hospital in a timely manner.

“We wish the Explorer Scout best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.”

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