Mid Wales

Praise for injured walker mountain rescue near Brecon

An outdoor instructor has been praised after helping a man who broke his ankle in poor weather conditions while on his first walk in the Brecon Beacons.

The 26-year-old fell while walking with his girlfriend on the 2,865ft (873m) Corn Du, near Brecon, but their mobile phones had run out of battery.

The pair, from Tonypandy, were spotted by the instructor who called 999 and helped treated the injured man.

Rescue teams stretchered him down the mountain and he was taken to hospital.

Dave Coombs, deputy team leader of Brecon mountain rescue team said it was fortunate the couple were spotted.

'Grateful'

"This would have been a far more serious incident had the instructor and his group not helped," he added.

"They were able to keep the gentleman warm and give the rescue team a very accurate location.

"This saved a lot of time and meant we were able to reach the casualty very quickly. We are extremely grateful to them."

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