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Mountain rescue team in "busiest ever " new year

Posted 20 January 2010
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Mountain rescue team in "busiest ever " new year
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Brecon Mountain Rescue has had its busiest ever start to a new year.

The service - which relies on volunteers - has been called out 16 times in first 18 days of 2010, the BBC reports.

Some of the calls have had little or nothing to do with those donning their walking gear for a day on the hills, with rescues including motorists trapped by snow.

A spokesman for the service stated that the weather has been the main reason for the rise in call outs, which normally average 1.5 per week.

He said: "This massive increase to eight calls a week in the first two weeks of the year has had a big impact on the team of volunteers."

Those taking to the hills should ensure they have good walking equipment and the right clothing - which could include men's winter jackets or women's winter jackets - to avoid having to be rescued themselves.

Figures from Brecon Mountain Rescue showed that it only had six incidents to deal with in January 2009.

Posted by Elaine Arthur
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