Mid Wales

Walker airlifted after suffering seizure near Pen-y-Fan

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Image caption Three mountain rescue teams were involved

A walker had to be airlifted to safety after suffering a seizure in the Brecon Beacons.

The man, 33, from Cardiff, collapsed while walking in the area around Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du, south of Brecon on Monday.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue team were joined by teams from Brecon and Longtown to reach the man.

The air ambulance was unable to land so the RAF Sea King Rescue Helicopter was scrambled from RAF Chivenor.

'Popular route'

The man needed continuing medical attention, so a team doctor from the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team was winched aboard the helicopter to accompany the casualty.

They were both flown to Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil.

Mark Jones, of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, said: "It's the most popular route in the national park and one of the busiest weekends of the year. The call out today demonstrates the vital role of the mountain rescue teams in the area."

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