South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue were called early Sunday afternoon to an injured caver in the Agen Allwedd system who required stretcher evacuation.

The incident required the support of specialist rescue teams. 

Once the caver was brought to the surface the team worked with colleagues at the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team to transport them to a Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter for a flight to hospital. 

South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation providing assistance to people and animals in need underground. 

The Team relies on the donations from members of the public to fund essential life-saving rescue service.

“South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team provide a search and rescue service for People and Animals requiring assistance underground, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.

“Working on behalf of the Police and Fire Service, SMWCRT respond to a wide range of incidents, including lost or injured cavers, trapped pets and livestock, missing persons and technical support to other rescue services.

“We operate in caves and mines across the South and Mid Wales area.

“The Team is funded entirely through kind public donations. 

“It costs over £16,000 a year for us to maintain this rescue ready service. 

“All donations help to fund our three equipment stores, Landrover Ambulance and specialist training for the volunteers that make up our Team.”

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