Abergavenny’s mountain rescuers had a busy week with four call outs in six days.

The first was on July 12 to assist a crashed paraglider, on Cefn Coch, west of Blaenavon. The casualty was airlifted by Wales Air Ambulance to a waiting ambulance.

Then on Saturday, July 15, the team was called to assist Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

The casualty was a 38-year-old mountain biker near Llanvihangel Crucorney. He was treated on scene and then winched from out of the woods by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter.

The third call out was for an incident near St Peter’s Church, Llanwenarth. A local man with head injuries was treated at the scene. He was carried by stretcher to a waiting Wales Air Ambulance and flown on to the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff.

On Tuesday, July 18, the team was called to Gospel Pass where a group of young walkers from Slough had become stuck while ascending the north-east side of Twmpa. The group had been there for a few hours and were cold and tired.

Using ropes and harnesses the team took them off the steep ground and escorted them back down to the road where they were met by their group leaders.

Luke Lewis, team leader of Longtown MRT said: “It’s been a busy few days but this is what we are there for. All the team members are volunteers with jobs and families and I’d like to pay tribute to their continuing dedication’.