Incidents 2020

6/20 – 3/2/20

On Sunday three walkers were out near Corwen when one slipped and suffered a suspected fracture to their lower leg. Thanks to the assistance of a local farmer, our two Land Rovers were able to get close to the incident site by use of farm tracks.

The casualty was given first aid before we used a rope system to protect the move of the stretcher down to our Landrover. They were then carefully driven back down to the road for handover to Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew.

Get well soon.

Daily Post: https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/major-mountain-rescue-launched-difficult-17678201

Denbighshire Free Press: https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/18206886.man-rescued-breaking-leg-fall-near-corwen-quarry/

Leader Live: https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18207159.walker-rescued-falling-near-corwen-quarry/

Deeside.com: http://www.deeside.com/mold-based-rescuers-newsar-called-to-injured-hiker-near-corwen/

5/20 – 1/2/20

Earlier today a gentleman had a nasty fall while out walking near Lake Vyrnwy. He was reported as unable to continue due to his injuries. We dispatched two landrovers, plus team members to potentially stretcher off the patient. Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were also asked to attend to ensure we had enough people for the carry off as the exact location and casualty condition was not known.

In the end a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew managed to walk to the site and they were able to evacuate the casualty without the use of a stretcher. Team members who reached the site were on standby to assist but were not needed.

Thanks to RSPB Lake Vyrnwy for providing information and the initial means for the incident to be reported via their landline.

Get well soon.

Powys County Times: https://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/18206638.walker-rescued-nasty-fall-near-lake-vyrnwy/

Photo from the Hirnant road as our Landrover headed home.

4/20 – 18/1/20

This afternoon North Wales Police asked us to assist a lone female walker in the remote and rarely walked hills between Bala and Lake Vyrnwy/Llyn Efyrnwy. We also called our neighbours at Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team who are almost the same distance away so they could stand by to assist.

The walker was unable to make effective progress following an extensive day out.
We used some phone technology to confirm her location. Due to the time it would take to reach her by road our First Responder encouraged her to continue to try to make some progress so she didn’t get any colder. Four team members then went in one Landrover to intercept her, while our First Responder remained in contact by phone, confirming her location periodically.

Once the team members located her she was given a check over by one of our Casualty Carers. She was then able to drive herself home.

Nice sunset!

3/20 – 12/1/20

In the early hours of this morning the team was contacted by North Wales Police regarding a missing teenager from the Hope area near Wrexham. As initial work was taking place the good news came in that NWP officers had found the missing person safe and well. SARDA Wales also deployed a dog team.

2/20 – 12/1/20

Earlier this evening North Wales Police called us to assist Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to evacuate an injured mountain biker in Clocaenog forest. Two team vehicles and around twenty team members attended the scene.

It was an awkward, very muddy and slippery location, in the trees and on steep ground. So after carefully putting the casualty on our stretcher we used a rope system to protect the lower down to our waiting Landrover. After that it was a short drive to hand over to the WAST Ambulance so they could get to hospital.

Get well soon.

1/20 – 4/1/20

We had our first callout of 2020 today. We were asked to assist Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to move an injured person. The location was in the hills south of Abergele. While we were on the way we were notified that more local resources had become available and we stood down. Get well soon.

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