On Sunday, 3 March, Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the Neuadd Valley after receiving reports of cries for help being heard along the base of the ridge escarpment.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team Members, including Bran the search dog from Search and Rescue Dog Association South Wales conducted a search along the ridge, the escarpment and the valley bottom towards the “Gap” track with the team’s Drone unit.

Due to the potential seriousness of someone having fallen down the escarpment, a Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter was deployed and using their effective camera technology they searched above the area.

The search concluded after five hours with all teams being satisfied they had covered all areas and options available. No new reports of a missing person were received and so in agreement with police, they all stood down on the basis of this being a false alarm with good intent.

Whilst this search was being carried out, the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team incident control vehicle had a knock on the door from a man asking for help to locate a car park as he had become separated from his partner during their walk.

The team used PhoneFind and Sarloc technology to find the gentleman’s partner’s location to reunite them and their vehicle.

Arriving back at the base at 11pm, the team headed home for late teas and evening meals. Earlier in the day, the team also attended to BikePark Wales to assist the extraction of a gentleman who had sustained a back injury.