An injured man was carried three kilometres down a mountain on a stretcher by a team of rescuers following a fall.

The mountain biker had suffered a leg injury on Bal Bach on the afternoon of July 30.

Gwent Police alerted the rescuers to the man who treated him at the scene before carrying him the long distance down the mountain to wait for an ambulance. Just days later the same team assisted a helicopter rescue off the side of the same mountain.

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Longtowm Mountain Rescue Team said the rescue was one of three over a busy weekend, with one resulting in a false alarm.

On Saturday evening, the team were alerted to flares seen on the Blorenge Mountain near Abergavenny. As team members prepared to leave it was found to be a false alarm.

On Sunday afteroon, the team were called to Llanthony Priory to an injured walker. The woman had fallen while walking near Offa's Dyke Path.

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She was treated at the scene by a team doctor and was then airlifted to The Grange University Hospital by an HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter, from RAF St Athan.

Longtown MRT team leader, Neil Rothwell-Hughes said: “In all these cases the people involved did exactly the right thing, they called the emergency services and it meant we could be deployed to help them very quickly.

“It’s been a busy year for the team and I’d like to pay tribute to our team members for being there 24/7 and their continuing professionalism during all our call outs.

“I’d also like to wish the people involved in both incidents a speedy recovery.”

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