Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the hill. Photo: Longtown MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the hill. Photo: Longtown MRT

Rescuers were called out to aid a walker who fell and injured herself on Christmas Day on a Brecon Beacons hill.

The local woman went for a pre-Christmas meal walk with family but injured her ankle near the trig point on Blorenge near Abergavenny.

The group, realising that the situation was serious, contacted the police who called out Longtown Mountain Rescue Team at about 11am.

Fourteen team members responded and reached the walkers in a short time. The team’s medics treated the women for hypothermia and a suspected fracture before she was carried by stretcher to Keepers Pond car park and from there transported to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Neil Hughes, team leader of Longtown MRT, said: “This was an unfortunate accident, which could have been worse, but we were lucky with the good weather and the group did the right thing in contacting the police as soon as they realised that they were in difficulty.

“We wish her a speedy recovery, and happy, peaceful Christmas.”

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