All of the 26 children lost in the Brecon Beacons have been found


A group of schoolchildren who went missing in the Brecon Beacons during a Duke of Edinburgh exercise have all been found safe and well, mountain rescuers confirmed.

The 26 teenagers from St Albans, Hertfordshire, disappeared in low cloud and torrential rain - prompting a major search operation.

Three mountain rescue teams, police and ambulance crews were sent to area in south Wales at around 1pm.

Andrew Evans, of Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue team, said the incident was not uncommon with groups doing their Duke of Edinburgh award.

"We located them and brought them all safely back," he added.

"There were 26 of them in total and they are from the St Albans area. They have been taken to the nearby town of Ystradgynlais where they were staying.

"They've all been checked out by medics as a precaution and we've been assured that they are all safe and OK."