South East Wales

Teen airlifted to hospital after Merthyr quarry fall

Quarry rescue Image copyright Central Beacons Mountain Rescue

A teenager has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he fell 40ft in a quarry near Merthyr.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon near Cefn Coed.

Three mountain rescue teams, the coastguard helicopter and the air ambulance were all involved in the two-hour rescue.

Mark Moran, from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, said the 13-year-old was playing with friends when he fell.

Mr Moran said he had been airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, for treatment.

Image copyright Central Beacons Mountain Rescue

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