A man has died following a medical incident while riding an off-road motorcycle in a Powys forest.

Dyfed Powys Police confirmed that a man who was riding an off-road motorcycle in forest near Llangadfan lost his life after suffering the medical incident whilst riding.

Multiple rescue teams were called out to the area after reports of an accident in the area on Friday (November 10). Teams from Aberdyfi Search and Rescue team, Dyfed-Powys Police, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the Wales Air Ambulance were all called out after rider came of their bike in the forest in the area.

A spokesperson for Aberdyfi Search and Rescue said: “Shortly before mid-day, the team was requested to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service recover a 50-year-old off-road motorcyclist who had come off his bike in forestry near Llangadfan. The scene was also attended by Dyfed-Powys Police Officers and the Welsh Air Ambulance helicopter.”


A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We were called on Friday November 10, at approximately 11:32am, to reports of a medical emergency near Llangadfan.

“We sent a duty operational manager, one emergency ambulance and a co-responder from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to the scene.

“Advanced critical care support was delivered by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in a Wales Air Ambulance charity helicopter with additional support provided by the Aberdyfi search and rescue team.”

However according to Dyfed-Powys Police the efforts of these emergency crews sadly were not enough to save the man involved, who died at the scene.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys said “Police were called at 11.40am on Friday, November 10, to a report of a man having possibly suffered a medical episode and come off the motorcycle he was riding in Llangadfan Woods.

“Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin has been advised and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”