The 25 year old man, from the town itself, had fallen from his bike and injured an ankle on which he was unable to weight-bear. The emergency services were alerted by an off-duty fireman, and preliminary assessment and treatment was conducted by a WAS paramedic. The incident was some distance from the road, on slippery terrrain, and so the request for mountain rescue assistance was made.
Volunteers from the Team assessed the casualty and terrain and established that, at 18 stone, with wet and boggy conditions underfoot, a wheeled stretcher extraction would be required. A stretcher party was deployed and the man was carried to an awaiting ambulance for further treatment at Bronglais hospital, Aberystwyth.