Injured kayaker winched from river in Pontneddfechan, Powys

Injured kayaker winched from river in Pontneddfechan, Powys

A kayaker has been winched to safety after suffering a back injury while out on a river.

An ambulance hazardous area response team used advanced medical procedures at the scene, at the River Mellte in Pontneddfechan, Powys.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist Dyfed-Powys Police in the rescue, on Wednesday morning.

The man was winched by a coastguard search and rescue helicopter before being flown to hospital, it added.

“A piece of great joint multi-agency working and we’re grateful to the gentleman’s group for providing crucial info when raising the alarm and staying with him throughout,” the mountain rescue team said.

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