Incidents 2021

5/21 – 20/1/21

North Wales Police asked us to attend a vehicle in flood water near Corwen with a person reported stuck inside.  We were stood down on the way as the person was extracted before we got there.
The area is significantly affected by surface water and river flooding and water levels are rising.

4/21 – 15/1/21

On Friday afternoon North Wales Police requested our help with an incident on Meliden mountain. A lady had sustained a suspected broken ankle while out on a local walk from home.
Team members met with Police Officers and a Welsh Ambulance Service crew at the scene. The casualty was carried on our wheeled stretcher to the waiting ambulance.
Get well soon! 

 

3/21 – 10/1/21

On Saturday and Sunday we supported West Mercia Search & Rescue on a missing person search just into England at Chirk. As has now been publicly reported the body of a man was located late on Sunday morning. A sad end to the search.

Our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

We worked alongside teams from Cheshire Search and Rescue, Merseyside Search and Rescue, Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales) and dogs from Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team, as well as West Mercia Police.

2/21 – 8/1/21

This afternoon two local people went for a walk from home. They became disorientated in an area north west of Moel Famau when the weather worsened with falling snow and very limited visibility.

They did the right thing and called North Wales Police so they could get assistance before the situation became very serious.
By using some phone tech we were able to identify their location and then provide guidance on how to find a way off the hill.
We had a local team member out for his own walk and he detoured to intercept them, along with sending two vehicles with team members as well.
Once found, they were escorted down to the safety of the vehicles and then returned home.
Moel Famau is of course a relatively simple hill to walk on in summer conditions, but the current weather makes identifying the correct route very difficult and the deep snow can be very tiring.

1/21 – 7/1/21

We’ve worked alongside NWP Rural Crime Team this evening.
Our role was initially to assist with a potentially serious road traffic collision, with a vehicle some way off the highway. There was a need for rapid response and our NWP friends turned out with the best vehicles they had immediately available.
Fortunately they found that the motorist wasn’t seriously injured and we then stood down.
Just at this point the weather took a sudden turn for the worse and the NWP Officers found themselves at the top of a very big hill with snow over ice, so they then asked us to help get down safely.
Two of our vehicles then deployed with two team members. They carefully helped to clear the worst of the snow and ice using grit and shovels, so the police vehicles could be safely recovered. The NWP Officers have then dealt with the motorist who has been left in a safe place to make their own way home.

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