Winch rescue in Brecon Beacons
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Video of tourist waterfall rescue in Brecon Beacons

An Italian tourist was airlifted to hospital after falling and breaking his leg while walking in the Brecon Beacons.

The man, in his 20s, slipped while walking behind Sgwd yr Eira waterfall.

A helicopter from RAF Chivenor in Devon attended the hour-long rescue, along with 30 mountain rescue members from the Brecon, central Beacons and western Beacons teams.

The man was winched to safety and flown to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr.

Watch footage of the rescue - courtesy of Nigel Dawson of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team

  • 21 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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