At around 7:40 p.m. the team was alerted by Dyfed-Powys Police to a party of 2 mine-explorers in their 70’s who were in difficulty underground. Some eight different rescue agencies, including cave and mine rescue teams and specialist paramedics attended the subsequent rescue, which went on well beyond midnight.
ASART was tasked with stretchering the casualties from the pit-head over steep and broken ground down to waiting ambulances once they had been brought to the surface by other teams. Equipment was put in place on the hill-side in anticipation of their arrival, but as the night wore on, the casualties became recuperated enough to take an active role in their own rescue underground, and were sufficiently recovered to walk off the hill unassisted once they had reached the surface.
Everyone was safely off the hill by 1:00 a.m. and most Team members had made it home by 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.