South East Wales

Boy, 11, rescued on Sugar Loaf Mountain, near Abergavenny

The view towards Sugar Loaf mountain (picture: Haydn Adams)
Image caption The boy had been on a family walk when he fell

An 11 year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling during a walk near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

The Wales Air Ambulance and 14 members of the Longtown mountain rescue team were called to St Mary's Vale on Sugar Loaf Mountain on Wednesday.

The boy suffered serious cuts and a possible leg fracture after tumbling and hitting a rock in deep ferns.

He had been out walking with his older sister, her fiance and another child when the accident happened.

The helicopter was unable to land where he had fallen due to steep ground, so the mountain rescue team carried the boy to the helicopter.

He was flown to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Longtown mountain rescue search manager Lance Paget said they responded quickly because the incident happened close to their headquarters.

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