Brecon Beacons Mountain rescue team to cover Ireland

A Brecon Beacons mountain rescue team is extending its services to southern Ireland after finding it could get there as quickly as Irish teams.
In an exercise, the Central Beacons team reached the Monavullagh Mountains in County Waterford in eight hours.
It takes as long to scramble rescuers from north west Ireland. The voluntary rescue team, based at Merthyr Tydfil, will now be on call for real emergencies

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