RESCUERS in Powys reunited a frantic father with his children after they became separated in a beautiful but remote part of Powys at the weekend.

The three young children luckily ran into mountain rescue team workers who were in an area of the Brecon Beacons having being called out to an earlier incident, on Saturday, August 14.

Members of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team were approached by the children who’d become lost during a walk in an area of the Beacons known as Waterfall Country, in the south of the national park. Just as that was happening a call came over the radio that the children were reported missing by their father, but rescuers were soon able to reunite the two parties.

“One of our team members was approached for help by three young walkers who’d become lost during their walk of the waterfalls,” the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team posted on its Facebook page.

“At the same time this was happening, the group were reported missing by their father. They were escorted to Cwm Porth car park while our incident controller was able to speak to their father. We waited with them until he picked them up at the car park.”

The team had earlier been called out by Dyfed Powys Police to assist in rescuing a male walker who’d injured his ankle at around 2.30pm.

“We were called out by Dyfed-Powys Police to help a male walker who’d injured his ankle and was unable to bear weight on it after tripping and stumbling on a footpath in our waterfalls area,” said the team.

“Initial information was scant as to where the gentleman and his partner were. A hastily held conversation over the radio waves between our incident controllers led to a consensus view based on local knowledge of where the people might be and a plan swung into action.

“Thankfully the consensus view worked, we quickly located the injured man and his partner at the footbridge upstream of the Clun-gwyn Uchaf waterfall. One of our paramedics and casualty carers assessed and treated the gentleman for a suspected fractured ankle.

“It was then a stretcher carry to the car park for his onward journey to hospital, of course with our hopes it isn’t a serious injury and our hopes for his speedy recovery.”