A walker headed to a village to call for help from a phonebox after an elderly man slipped and injured his hip.

The 73-year-old man from Gloucestershire was walking with his wife at the Blaen y Glyn waterfalls in the Talybont valley when he slipped on the wet rocks at the bottom of one of the rockfalls.

The pensioner had injured his hip, however there was no phone signal in the area and so the walker, who assisted the couple, walked to Aber Village to call for help from the phone box there.

The exact location of the incident is not known, nor how far the walker had to travel the phone box however Google Maps estimates it would take around one hour and a half by foot along the road from Blaen y Glyn Ychaf which is 5.4 miles away.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team responded to the incident at 10am where they helped treat the man before transporting him to a waiting ambulance.

A Brecon MRT spokeswoman said: "A 73-year-old mail from Gloucestershire and his wife were walking at Blaen y Gwyn waterfalls in the Talybont valley when he slipped on wet rocks at the bottom of the waterfall and sustained a hip injury.

"Due to there being no phone signal in the area another walker made their way to Aber village and called for assistance from the phone box there.

"The team responded at 10am and the gentleman was treated by a team paramedic, immobilised and a hill party carried him back to the roadside where he was picked up by an ambulance from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

"We wish the man a speedy recovery."

The voluntary team relies on fundraising from the public - especially after the last 18 months when they have not been able to host their usual fundraising events.

The Brecon MRT spokeswoman has previously said: “The need for mountain rescue has continued during the pandemic, but Covid restrictions have led to the cancellation of all of the team’s outdoor fundraising events, so Brecon Mountain Rescue has suffered a serious loss of income.

“Each call out costs an average of £550; with around 100 callouts per year, the annual running cost of the team is £55,000.00.”