A specialised fire team rescued a motorcycle rider who fell more than 30 foot off after coming off a Powys road.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called out to near Llanwrtyd Wells earlier this month (April 19) after a motorcycle left the road sending the rider off a steep embankment.

County Times:

The service’s Level 3 Rope Rescue Team, who are an on call service from Pontardawe, along with the Level 2 Team from Ammanford, carried out “a technical rescue on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells”.


A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “The teams and crew members responded after a motorcyclist left the roadway and ended up approximately 10m (nearly 33 feet) down a steep embankment. 

County Times:

“The teams worked together to rescue the casualty utilising a vertical stretcher rescue system which allowed for a safe and effective outcome.

“Pontardawe and Ammanford have a Day-Crewed and On-Call crewing system, which means their firefighters get notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty.”

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have said they are currently recruiting On-Call Firefighters at all their On-Call Fire Stations.