A dog had to be rescued by mountain rescue teams after it fell more than nine metres down a waterfall near Ystradfellte.

To the horror of onlookers, Alfie the German pointer had fallen approximately 30 feet over the Sgwyd y Pannwr waterfall on Tuesday, August 3.

In pain and struggling to walk, Alfie had broken his leg in two places as a result of the fall.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team assisted the dog and his family so that he could be safely taken to the vets

A Central Beacon MRT spokesperson said: “We’re grateful to a large group of passersby who helped the owners recover Alfie to the footpath.

“Sadly Alfie was in too much pain to walk or be carried to the car park, so he was treated to a very gentle lift onto one of our stretchers and carefully carried to a vehicle transport to a local vets.”

Alfie’s owners have since contacted the rescue team to assure them that while Alfie has two fractures, he is due to have an operation and is expected to make a full recovery.

As the Central Beacons MRT service was on their way home, they received a second callout to the same waterfall footpath at Sgwyd y Pannwr.

This time the volunteers were called to a woman who had stumbled on the path and suffered a suspected fractured lower leg.

The spokesperson said: “Following pain relief, splint immobilisation and our second stretcher carry of the day, we carried her to the awaiting ambulance. We wish the lady a speedy recovery.”

However, there was no rest for the voluntary group as they received a third callout while carrying the woman to the ambulance.

Two walkers had phoned to report their companion missing as they had become separated while visiting the waterfalls.

Mountain rescue team members were deployed along the tourist attraction trails and dispatched to check all the car parks around the waterfalls.

The missing walker was found at a nearby a car park.

The spokesperson said: “The missing gent was located safe and well at Cwm Porth car park and our response vehicle reunited the friends for their journey home.

“We eventually returned home for belated evening meals”.

Similar to other mountain rescue teams in the area, the Central Beacons MRT relies on donations for its yearly running cost of £30,000 such as equipment and fuel.

The team assist anybody who is in need in the area, 24/7 - 365 days a year.

To donate to the team, visit the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team’s Just Giving page by clicking here.