EMERGENCY crews have rescued a walker who got lost in a remote area on the Herefordshire border in blizzard-like conditions.

Hereford Fire Station said a walker had set off from Hay Bluff and walking along Cat's Back, on Herefordshire's border with Wales near Craswall.

But they got disorientated and lost as snow and winds set in at around 6pm on Saturday (March 11).


The lowland fields were searched first, but firefighters were then given a What Three Words location which meant they knew the person was on higher grounds.

Two hours after the call came in, the casualty was found and fire crews said the person was suffering from hypothermia.

Crews administered initial trauma care and proceeded to descend to Black Hill Car Park.

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"Thankfully our colleagues from Longtown Mountain Rescue Team were deployed from the rendezvous point and made their way to us with a search party," a Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said.

The mountain rescue team then carried out a further assessment of the casualty and formulated an extrication plan off the hillside.

All concerned had reached the rendezvous point by 10.30pm and the casualty was left n the care of the ambulance service.