Two women were airlifted from a mountain in the Brecon Beacons on Tuesday night after getting lost and becoming hypothermic.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team issued a warning to the public over the current cold conditions in the Beacons after the rescue, which was launchedat 8.30pm on Tuesday night and concluded in the small hours of Wednesday morning.

Dyfed-Powys Police summoned the team after two female walkers got lost on the Neuadd Ridge in the central area of the Beacons.

A "hasty" search group set off for the mountain, followed by others with a stretcher after one of the women was reported to have become "unresponsive".

"The windchill across the mountain tops was significant – small pockets of snow lay across the tops – and to ensure the speediest removal of both ladies off the mountain assistance was sought from our friends at Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter from St Athan," the team said.

"We carried one lady by stretcher to the aircraft and escorted the other on foot, they were both flown to hospital for a check over and treatment.

"We then made our way on foot back to the car park and home in Wednesday’s early hours. The windchill across the Brecon Beacons is forecast to remain significantly below freezing for at least the next few days. If you are venturing out please take adequate warm and wind proof clothing, food and a warm drink."