Romford hiker Steve Walker found alive after 24 hours lost in Brecon Beacons

The Romford personal trainer who was lost overnight during a hiking trip in the Brecon Beacons has been found alive.

Steve Walker, 34, who works at the Fitness First gym on Atlanta Boulevard, was believed to be leading four Romford walkers in the South Wales mountain range when he became separated from the group. BBC Wales reporters on the scene on Tuesday afternoon (August 28) said he had fallen into a river and hurt his leg.

Staff at Fitness First declined to comment.

Dyfed Powys Police, who were coordinating the search, confirmed they had begun searching on Monday afternoon (August 27) and had continued until 1am on Tuesday. They resumed the search, helped by volunteers from Brecon Mountain Rescue, later on Tuesday morning.

“The 34 year old man, who is from the Essex area, has been found safe and well and is currently being assessed by a medical team,” said Inspector Andy Reed. “I’d like to thank all the volunteers and officers who took part in this rescue, which has thankfully resulted in a successful outcome.”


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Mr Walker’s website, Steve Walker Active Training (Swat), advertised the hike as ending on Monday after three daysand two nights.

BBC reporter Gwenfair Griffith tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that Mr Walker was being seen to by ambulance crews and had spoken to his girlfriend on the phone.

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