The rescue took place above Aber-craf in the upper Swansea Valley. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The rescue took place above Aber-craf in the upper Swansea Valley. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A teenager was rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after becoming unwell and losing consciousness.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was called out at the request of the Welsh Ambulance Service on Saturday.

The teen was taking part in an organised expedition when she got into difficulties above Aber-craf in the upper Swansea Valley.

A team spokesperson said: “Together with colleagues from both Brecon Mountain Rescue Team and Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, rescuers made their way to the casualty location where they found a young female who had lost consciousness a number of times after become unwell in addition to having become very cold.

“After being checked over by a trained mountain rescue casualty carer and subsequently by a team doctor and having been given both fluids for rehydration and food to replenish her energy levels, it was decided that the most appropriate course of action would be to stretcher the teenager off the hill.

“Following reassessment by the team doctor at that time, it was decided to convey the casualty onwards by waiting ambulance to hospital for further care.”

The spokesperson added: “Today was another great example of multi-agency and multi-team response to what potentially could have been a serious situation and we extend our best wishes to the young lady for a speedy and full recovery.”

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