A TEAM from Longtown Mountain rescue was in action on Monday after being contacted by Gwent Police following a report of an inured walker in the Black Mountains.
A walker had taken a fall and sustained a serious head injury and by chance one of the mountain rescue team was out running at the time and was able to be on the scene very quickly.
The casualty was packaged up, winched onto the helicopter, and taken to hospital.
Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation that responds to requests from the police for assistance in the Black Mountains of South Wales and into Herefordshire for injured and missing people.
The team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.