Helicopter training

Thanks to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency heli crew from Caernarfon for their valuable training on Sunday. We work several times a year with these helicopters and other types. Practising working safely and efficiently together ensures the best outcomes for our casualties.

Male with lower leg injury on Moel Famau

On Thursday afternoon North Wales Police called the team regarding a male in his 70’s who had sustained a lower leg injury on the top path to Moel Famau. He was reported as unable to walk. When team members arrived his walking companions had managed to get him down to the carpark. He was examined by a team doctor who advised he should attend hospital so he was taken in one of our Landrovers. Get well soon.

Missing person search near Bodelwyddan


The team was called in the early hours of Tuesday by North Wales Police following a missing person report near Bodelwyddan. The team responded with our Search Control van and a Landrover. The missing person was located safe and well a few hours later.

Missing person Prestatyn

Our second call from North Wales Police in the early hours of Tuesday was to a missing person from Prestatyn. Given the information available it was decided that the best action was to request a trailing search dog from Search and Rescue Dog Association, Wales (SARDA, Wales). Enquires continued through to today when the missing person was located out of our search area.

Rescue at Pystyll Rhaeadr

The team was called on Sunday at 1pm by Dyfed Powys Police to a report of a lady with a lower leg injury at Pystyll Rhaeadr. Unfortunately she was near the top of the waterfall. The team responded with two Landrovers.
In view of the location and the resulting expected long carry off, we requested assistance from the Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon.
When the helicopter arrived we worked with a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew and assisted with loading the casualty into the Helicopter before she was flown to hospital.
Get well soon
Thanks again to Phil from the Cafe at the falls for his assistance today.



Welcome to the North East Wales Search and Rescue Team

In an emergency, always dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Police, then request Mountain Rescue.

We are always keen to hear from people who wish to become Supporters Group members.

If you would like information about our Supporters Group, please contact the team on this link.

Welcome to the website of NEWSAR – North East Wales Search and Rescue Team. Here you will find details on what NEWSAR does, being a Team Member, the latest News and Incidents / Callouts, how we fundraise and how you can help.

NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation operating in North East Wales and mainly covers the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys and parts of Wirral and Cheshire.

Hopefully you will find the site informative but if you want to know anything else about us or have any comments on how we can improve the site, please contact us.

NEWSAR Mission Statement

“To provide the Police, Ambulance Service and local communities with a highly competent search and rescue capability that can be deployed swiftly, safely and effectively 24 hours a day, 365 days per year”.

How Can You Help ?

For details of how you can help North East Wales Search and Rescue, please see our Fundraising Page.



Winch Training

Winch Training

Winch Training

Winch Training

Winch Training

Winch Training

Saltney Ferry Scouts

NEWSAR 2014 Fell Race

Cliff rescue techniques - Trevor Rocks, Llangollen

Training 2/4/14

Water Rescue Training

Cul-de-sac Quarry, Llanymynech

Loggfest 2014

Water Rescue Training

Erddig Search Exercise

Queens Baton Relay - Moel Famau

Loggfest 2014

Dinbren Fallen Climber Rescue 2010

Cliff rescue techniques - Trevor Rocks, Llangollen

North Wales Police Open Day 2014