At around 1630 today, the pagers went off, giving me a chance to respond to my first incident in a while. It was a 60-ish year old gentleman who’d been walking the ridge above Torpantau on the road between Merthyr and Talybont. He’d experienced chest pains and his fried, who’d had heart problems before, spotted the symptoms and gave him an aspirin before heading off to get help. This is a GoodThing[tm] and is the correct thing to do – the aspirin should be chewed, not swallow.

Unfortunately the gentleman didn’t stay where his friend had left him, and as a result, we started a search for him. Fortunately a Landrover going up to the search area spotted him and he was taken off to the ambulance and then to the air ambulance for evacuation.

Some of my readers may have spotted various MR vehicles and the air ambulance landing in the area – now you know what happened. 🙂

All in all quite a good day. Getting ready for draggin cadets over Sugar Loaf now.

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