The man was injured at Henrhyd Falls

The man was injured at Henrhyd Falls

A walker was rescued after injuring himself at a Brecon Beacons beauty spot.

Members of three teams were called out to Henrhyd Falls, near Coelbren, the highest natural waterfall in south Wales, on Thursday.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was alerted by Dyfed-Powys Police to aid a man who had taken a tumble and injured his leg, and was unable to continue walking.

A team spokesperson said: “Given the potential difficulty of extracting a casualty from down the foot of the fall, an area call was instigated by the team that saw our colleagues from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team and Brecon Mountain Rescue come to assist.

“The combined manpower of volunteers from three teams saw the gentleman made comfortable and extracted back to the road head for handing over to a waiting ambulance who took him to A&E.”

Following the rescue, the Western Beacons team came across a road accident while returning to base. Two motorbike riders had crashed on the Rhigos mountain road.

The spokesperson said: “Quickly team members altered police and ambulance, while providing first aid and ensuring that the casualties were safe from other traffic. The two bikers were then transferred to ambulance for transfer to A&E.

“Best wishes to for speedy recoveries to everyone we helped this evening.”

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