MOUNTAIN rescue teams in the Brecon Beacons were kept busy this week - including being called out to rescue a stricken canine after a fall.

At around lunchtime on Tuesday, Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) were called out to three jobs in quick succession.

First was a call from Dyfed-Powys Police to assist with the rescue of a dog who had fallen approximately 30 feet over Sgwd y Pannwr waterfall.

A group of passers-by helped the owners to recover Alfie, a German pointer, to the footpath.

However, Alfie was in too much pain to walk or be carried to the car park, so he was treated to a gentle lift onto one of CBMRT's stretchers and carefully carried to vehicle transport to a local vets.


"Later that evening, Alfie’s owners contacted us to say he has fractured his leg in two places and will be operated on but is expected to make a good recovery," said a CBMRT spokesperson.

The next incident came in just as the team were on their way home - it was back to the same waterfall footpath.

This time a woman had stumbled on the path and suffered a suspected fractured lower leg.

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Alfie the dog is rescued by Central Beacon Mountain Rescue after falling from waterfall Picture: Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Following pain relief, splint immobilisation and the second stretcher carry of the day, the team carried her to the awaiting ambulance.

"We wish the lady a full and speedy recovery," said a spokesperson.

While carrying the woman to the ambulance, incident number three came along.

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Two walkers stopped at the control vehicle to report their companion missing after they’d become separated while visiting the waterfalls.

Team members were deployed along the waterfalls trails and a team member dispatched to check all the car parks. The missing man was located safe and well at Cwm Porth car park.

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