Emergency services and volunteers from Longtown Mountain Rescue helped to rescue a casualty in challenging weather conditions over the weekend.

The incident occurred near Abergavenny on Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for Longtown Mountain Rescue Team said:

“At about 6am on Saturday morning, the team was contacted by Gwent Police, asking us to respond to a medical incident on the Blorenge. 

“Two very well-prepared campers had spent the night on the mountain, before one had taken ill and needed assistance. 

“The team responded and found the weather conditions to be cold and challenging. 

“We were able to find the casualty quite quickly thanks to the Ordnance Survey app, OS Locate, on their phone.

“After assessment and treatment, the casualty was packaged up warm and stretchered off the hill, before being handed over to the Welsh Ambulance Service for onward travel to hospital. 

“We will wish the casualty a full and fast recovery.”

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation that responds to requests from the police for assistance in the Black Mountains of South Wales and into Herefordshire for injured and missing people. 

The Team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.