CALLOUT: Walker with suspected fractured leg, near Corwen

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/

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2020/02/callout-walker-with-suspected-fractured-leg-near-corwen/

CALLOUT: Lake Vyrnwy/Llyn Efyrnwy

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.

Photo from the Hirnant road as our Landrover headed home.

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

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2020/02/callout-lake-vyrnwy-llyn-efyrnwy/

Visit to Rhyl Coastguard

On Thursday night we were very pleased to accept an invitation for team members to visit Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team at their base.

There we were joined by members of the Llandudno and Flint Coastguard Rescue Teams. We discussed the role of the Coastguard and how they work alongside ourselves and SARDA Wales on missing person searches. Two SARDA dogs and their handlers, who are also NEWSAR members, were also there.

We then saw a demonstration of rope rescue techniques and the equipment they use, which was useful to compare to our own systems.

We have returned the invitation and look forward to seeing the Coastguard teams at our base in the near future.

While we were there Rhyl RNLI gave us a look round too…. big boat!

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2020/01/visit-to-rhyl-coastguard/

Landrover broken and repaired!

One of our Landrovers (Mobile 2) has been a bit poorly! It ended up with a damaged steering box and other broken bits while we were on a recent rescue.

Thank you to Auto Defiance Ltd for carrying out the repair work very quickly. Also to Tarmac and Cooper Tire Europe for their continued support and commitment to NEWSAR. Without them we simply couldn’t repair and re-deploy this emergency response vehicle so quickly.

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2020/01/landrover-broken-and-repaired/

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