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Oct 08 2017

Ankle injury south of Bala

The team was called last night by Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police to assist a group of young people on an expedition south of Bala. One member of the group had an ankle injury and couldn’t walk and another one had a knee injury. The group had erected a tent to keep out of the weather. The location was found to be just inside Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Teams area so they were also called. A search was required, in very thick hill fog, to precisely locate the group, before both casualties could be assessed. One was able to walk off with assistance, along with the rest of the group, but the other injured person needed a difficult stretcher carry across very deep heather and bog. In all over twenty members from both Mountain Rescue teams were required to complete the task. The teams stood down at 03:30 and started the drive home. Great teamwork between NEWSAR and Aberdyfi!
We hope both the injured people recover shortly.
Picture shows the mass group walking off through the heather with the stretcher party leading the way.