Mountain rescuers at the scene of the incident. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

Mountain rescuers at the scene of the incident. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

Mountain rescuers rigged up a rope system to reach a teenager who suffered serious injuries when he fell 50ft at the highest waterfall in south Wales.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Central Beacons team at the scene at Henrhyrd Falls near Coelbren on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons national park.

The Western Beacons team was alerted about 3.05pm on Friday to reports the boy had suffered a very severe leg injury.

Dr Alex Evans, Western Beacons team doctor, said: “The rescue required a technical rope system to rescue the injured male.

“Once recovered we treated the male along with assistance from [the hazardous area response team]. The injured male was then delivered to the ambulance for transportation to hospital for further treatment.”

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