Rescuers called out to help an injured woman at a waterfall in north Powys were stood down on Thursday afternoon.

The woman suffered an injury to her lower leg while walking above the 240ft Pistyll Rhaeadr, near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

North East Wales Search and Rescue team said they were contacted at lunchtime on August 4 by Dyfed-Powys Police after a report that the woman needed help.

The rescue team stood down after the woman was helped to the nearby car park from locals including Phil Facey, the waterfall's custodian and cafe owner.


Posting on Facebook, North East Wales Search and Rescue wrote: "At lunchtime today Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police asked the team to assist a woman at Pistyll Rhaeadr. She had suffered a lower leg injury while walking above the falls.

"As we were heading to the scene news was received that she had been assisted to the car park by local resources, including Phil from the cafe that is by the falls. As a result we stood down. Thanks to those who helped!"

Pistyll Rhaeadr is Britain's tallest single-drop waterfall and a popular beauty spot for locals and tourists in mid Wales.