The man, a 69 year old farmer, had fallen down a bank from a hill track at Rhiw Gam, and had sustained suspected pelvic and spinal injuries. Early reports suggested that he had been knocked over by a cow.
Given the nature of the injuries, assistance was requested from the coastguard helicopter, Rescue 936. The winchman-paramedic was dropped at the scene, and together with Team volunteers, set about stabilising the casualty and getting him onto a stretcher while R936 landed further down the valley. The man was carried a short distance to a position suitable for winching him aboard the helicopter and then transport to Bronglais hospital, Aberystwyth for further assessment and treatment.
Everyone was safely off the hill by 4:30 p.m.