Brecon Mountain Rescue team rescues ‘exhausted’ man lost in Elan Valley

A man has been rescued after being ‘exhausted and disoriented’ in Elan Valley this week.

The Brecon Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of the man after he called Dyfed-Powys Police for help after becoming lost in the area on July 11.

The team searched the area with the help of Maritime Agency and Coastguard Rescue 187 and Search and Rescue Dog Association South Wales dog Rusty.

Luckily the man was spotted by the helicopter rescue team and was dragged out of the hills by their control vehicle.

This followed an earlier call to a victim who suffered cardiac arrest near Knighton.

In a statement posted online, the team said: “Our second call of the day on Monday was in relation to a man who contacted Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police for assistance in the Elan Valley area.

“The gentleman was exhausted and disoriented and was unable to locate his location. The team searched a difficult area with Maritime and Coastguard Agency Rescue 187 and Rusty the dog from Search and Rescue Dog Association South Wales.

“Luckily the helicopter spotted the missing person and dragged him down the hill to our control vehicle. The gentleman was checked and dropped off at a nearby campsite to recharge and was very grateful to be out of the hill.”