RESCUE teams have stretchered a young man to safety from a mountain on the Herefordshire border.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team said the man was having a "medical incident" on Skirrid Fawr, between Hereford and Abergavenny and part of the Black Mountains.

The rescue team was called on Saturday afternoon, and said the young man was treated by mountain rescue medics, stretchered off the hill and taken to hospital.

Working with other mountain rescue teams and the emergency services, the team said: "This callout was a great example of inter-team working and cooperation, and as always we thank our colleagues for their support."

The Skirrid, also known as The Holy Mountain, rises dramatically out of the landscape, despite being smaller than its neighbours at 486 metres high.

The name comes from the Welsh Ysgyryd, which means to shake or tremble, with fawr meaning big or great.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation who respond to requests from the police for assistance in the Black Mountains of South Wales and into Herefordshire for injured and missing people. The team is on call 24 hours a day and relies on donations.