The two rescues followed in quick succession. Photo: Western Beacons MRT

The two rescues followed in quick succession. Photo: Western Beacons MRT

A team in the Brecon Beacons had back-to-back callouts in waterfall country on Thursday.

Police alerted Western Beacons Mountain Rescue Team about 3.15pm to aid a female casualty with possible spinal injuries at Sgwd Gwladys.

Volunteers from the team went to the scene at the foot of the waterfall, and joined hazardous area response team paramedics in treating her. She was packaged into a stretcher and winched into a Coastguard helicopter, which flew her to hospital.

A team spokesperson said: “Immediately after returning to the Angel public house we were asked by a member of public to come to Dinas Rock where a 10-year-old male had fallen down the riverbank and was unconscious.

“The team and Hart members immediately made the short trip to the second casualty.”

Mountain rescuers and Hart paramedics were joined by the air ambulance crew from the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service to treat the injured boy at the site. He was then transferred by ambulance to the waiting helicopter.

The Western Beacons MRT spokesperson said: “We wish both casualties a speedy recovery.”

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