The Welsh Ambulance Service requested NEWSAR assistance to evacuate a man with a serious lower leg injury from the mouth of a cave at Cefn yr Ogof near Llanddulas. A NEWSAR member who is also a full-time paramedic treated the casualty, assisted by team members who hold the Casualty Care certificate. After being splinted and given pain relief, the casualty was stretchered down to the road to meet up with a WAS road ambulance. Respect is due to the casualty, who maintained a sense of humour despite initially being in a good deal of pain – we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Sep 25 2017