Team members at the scene of one of the rescues. Photo: Longtown MRT

Team members at the scene of one of the rescues. Photo: Longtown MRT

Rescuers were called out to two separate incidents simultaneously after walkers in south Wales suffered injuries.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was alerted soon after midday on Thursday when a man slipped on Sugar Loaf and injured his ankle.

While on their way to aid the walker, the Abergavenny-based team was asked to help a woman who also injured her ankle in a slip, while descending the Offa’s Dyke Path.

A team spokesperson said: “The team were able to effectively coordinate both rescues. The gentleman was evacuated to Nevill Hall and the lady transported to Hereford hospital.

“With the weather on the turn, 18 mountain rescue team members responded and were able to quickly and safely get both casualties to hospital.”

One of the team's vehicles in action. Photo: Longtown MRT

One of the team's vehicles in action. Photo: Longtown MRT

Neil Hughes, team leader of Longtown MRT, added: “We wish both individuals a speedy recovery and would like to thank the local farmer who helped us get some of the paramedics quickly to the site.

“We were also supported by the air ambulance.

“Lower leg injuries are one of the most frequent injuries we are called to. We would like to remind the public how to call mountain rescue if ever needed. Please dial 999, asking for the police, then request mountain rescue assistance giving as much information about the incident and location as possible.”

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