The family of an Abergavenny man thank the community for their help.
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The family of James Huw Morgan, known as Huw, from Abergavenny has thanked the community for their help in the search after he was reported missing on Friday (10 December).
Huw was found on Skirrid Fach hill on Saturday (11 December) and was taken by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.
Our officers, other emergency services, Longtown Mountain Rescue team and members of the public commenced a search starting Friday and continuing on through to Saturday afternoon.
We would like to thank all involved in the search and following treatment of Huw.
Mary Morgan, wife of Huw said:
“On behalf of all my family we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who was involved in any way in the long search to successfully find Huw hidden on the Little Skirrid. It truly demonstrated the most wonderful community spirit we have in Abergavenny and the professionalism of the support services.
“The police, mountain rescue services, ambulance and fire services were brilliant and we are greatly indebted to them. So many people from Abergavenny and surrounding area volunteered to help look for Huw, we are so thankful and humbled by the amazing community response and the strength of support shown by so many people.
“Special thanks goes to Abergavenny Baptist Church for coordinating some of the searches and organising refreshments. Thanks too to Sugar Loaf catering, Morrisons and Tesco for their support for the great amount of refreshments served to those involved.
“It’s wonderful there was such an amazing outcome and we can all rejoice that Huw was found and is recovering well. Many thanks to everyone involved in any way.”
Inspector Hannah Lawton coordinated the emergency service response to the search on Saturday. She said:
“We would like to thank all those involved in supporting us to find Huw. It was phenomenal to see the great partnership working between emergency services, the amazing mountain rescue teams, the local community, Abergavenny Baptist Church and local businesses in the search for Huw.
“Supporting and protecting our community will always be the centre of everything we do and it was incredible to be able provide the Morgan family with the best news when Huw was found safe and well.
“We saw great community spirit with the public coming out in force to help. It is a real testament to the community in Abergavenny.”