Rescue team members guide the helicopter in to the site. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

Rescue team members guide the helicopter in to the site. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

Rescuers praised the flying of a Coastguard helicopter crew who winched an injured man from a Brecon Beacons beauty spot.

Three mountain rescue teams responded after the walker slipped and injured his head while visiting waterfalls on the Nedd Fechan.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from Brecon and Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Teams at the scene below Pont Melin Fach.

Trevor James of the Western Beacons team said the injured walker was assessed and treated at the scene by the rescuers, who requested an evacuation from the gorge by helicopter.

The Coastguard helicopter at the scene of the rescue. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

The Coastguard helicopter at the scene of the rescue. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

“The winch out was a challenging one,” he said. “Again the crew of Coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan demonstrated outstanding flying to ensure that the casualty was quickly and safely evacuated on for further assessment at the appropriate hospital.

“The team would also like to thank those members of the public who did their best to make the gentleman as comfortable as possible prior to help arriving.

“We wish the casualty the best for a speed and full recovery.”

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