A group of 26 children who went missing in the Brecon Beacons on 29 June have been found by rescue crews. The children in their mid-teens had been divided into four groups of six to do their Duke of Edinburg Award in Llyn y Fan Fach near Abercraf when they went missing.
All 26 children have either made their way off the mountain already or are on their way down. The alarm was raised at roughly 1pm as the groups got lost in the clouds and two of the children were feared to be suffering from hypothermia.
Western Beacons party leader, Andrew Evans, said that this is not a rare occurrence among children doing their Duke of Edinburgh award activities. The children were not accompanied by an adult at the time and the Welsh Ambulance Service had deployed an ambulance, the Hazardous Area Response Team, as well as the special operations response team to the scene.
The head teacher of St Albans School, Jonathan Gillespie, told the BBC that at least six or seven of their students were among those who got lost. One of the groups is believed to have gotten into difficulty and contacted the police, before they were joined by two members of staff.
Local landlord, Andy Maglaras, told the Press Association that some of the children were being brought to his pub after they were rescued. He said: "They have told us they will be bringing the children here and to get them something hot to drink and keep them by the fire. We are getting some hot juice ready for them."
A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "26 patients were taken to Ystradgynlais Community Hospital for a precautionary check-up. None of their injuries are believed to be serious."