WALKERS and a runner were indebted to the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team after getting into difficulties this week.

The team were called out on consecutive days to the Neuadd Valley in the Brecon Beacons, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 14 and 15.

Just before 6pm on Wednesday, the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team worked with their Brecon Mountain Rescue Team colleagues to search for a missing fell runner who’d become detached and overdue from his running partner.

“While our search of the Cribyn, Fan y Big and Tor Glas mountains was underway, we received a report that he’d found his way to Pontsticill village,” said a spokesperson.

“Team members were dispatched to make sure he was OK, which he was. We’re grateful to the Red Cow public house for letting him use their phone while he rested, waiting for his partner, and also grateful for donating some delicious chips to our team members.”

The following day the team was called out at around 9.30pm to assist a couple who’d got lost and were in danger of freezing.

“We were called by Dyfed Powys Police to help a couple who’d become unsure of their position on the Neuadd ridge and had become very cold,” added the spokesperson.

“Using #What3Words and #PhoneFind technology we established their location and a hasty group made their way with warm clothing and heat packs. They were quickly located and thankfully, after rewarming, able to be escorted safely off the mountain.

“A useful reminder that even during this hot, sunny period, the mountain tops still get cold in the late night/early hours. Please go suitably equipped.”