The injured man rescued from the cave after spending more than two days trapped inside is “very successful.”
The man was taken out of the Brecon Beacons Og of Ffynnon Ddu around 7:45 pm on Monday after 54 hours of trials.
After being lifted to the surface, he was applauded and cheered by the rescuers before being helped by a cave rescue Land Rover ready to be taken to an ambulance.
About 70 volunteers went down the mountain to the rescue center before seeing a man in his 40s driven to Swansea’s Morriston Hospital.
Gary Evans, a liaison officer of the ambulance crew, told reporters:
“He is currently being evaluated and will be able to find out more in the near future.”
Asked how he felt about the success of the surgery, Evans said, “We are absolutely delighted. We are delighted that it was a difficult rescue, and given what happened. , The victim is delighted because it worked really well. “
Gary Mitchell, a water controller for the South Wales and Mid Wales cave rescue teams, said:
The man, who is said to be an experienced cave explorer, fell and was trapped around 1 pm on Saturday.
His injuries are not said to be life-threatening, but are believed to include fractures of the jaw, legs, and spine.
More than 240 people are involved in the operation, with at least eight cave rescue teams from all over the UK.
The rescue team took turns working to take him to a safe place, but the weather prevented him from being airlifted to the hospital by helicopter.
SMWCRT spokesman Peter Francis said the rescue was the longest in the history of cave exploration in South Wales.
A 74-year-old woman said:
“The cave explorer was very unlucky here. He is an experienced cave explorer and a perfect cave explorer. And it was a matter of putting his foot in the wrong place.
“He wasn’t in a dangerous place in the cave. It was just something moved from under him.”
Paul Taylor, a spokesman for the South Wales and Mid Wales cave rescue teams, said he was in the cave’s Cwmdoor entrance before he collapsed.
The cave near Penwyllt is 300 meters deep and is the deepest cave in Britain.
Discovered in 1947, it is also the third longest cave in Britain, over 30 miles long.