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Incidents 2018

Incidents 2018

11/18 – 08/02/18

On Thursday afternoon North Wales Police called the team regarding a male in his 70’s who had sustained a lower leg injury on the top path to Moel Famau. He was reported as unable to walk. When team members arrived his walking companions had managed to get him down to the carpark. He was examined by a team doctor who advised he should attend hospital so he was taken in one of our Landrovers. Get well soon.

10/18 – 06/02/18

Our second call from North Wales Police in the early hours of Tuesday was to a missing person from Prestatyn. Given the information available it was decided that the best action was to request a trailing search dog from Search and Rescue Dog Association, Wales (SARDA, Wales). Enquires continued through to today when the missing person was located out of our search area.

09/18 – 06/02/18

The team was called in the early hours of Tuesday by North Wales Police following a missing person report near Bodelwyddan. The team responded with our Search Control van and a Landrover. The missing person was located safe and well a few hours later.

08/18 – 04/02/18

The team was called on Sunday at 1pm by Dyfed Powys Police to a report of a lady with a lower leg injury at Pystyll Rhaeadr. Unfortunately she was near the top of the waterfall. The team responded with two Landrovers.
In view of the location and the resulting expected long carry off, we requested assistance from the Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon.
When the helicopter arrived we worked with a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew and assisted with loading the casualty into the Helicopter before she was flown to hospital.
Get well soon
Thanks again to Phil from the Cafe at the falls for his assistance today.

07/18 – 30/01/18

On Tuesday night Dyfed Powys Police contacted the team regarding a missing 12 year old child in the Welshpool area.  The team responded with three vehicles and a search team.  As we were deploying the good news came in that the child had been located safe and well by Police Officers and we were stood down.

06/18 – 28/01/18

On Sunday evening North Wales Police requested our assistance with a missing person enquiry up on the moors between Minera and Worlds End. The team carried out searches in the area before the missing person was located safe and well outside of our search area.

05/18 – 21/01/18

On Sunday evening we were called by Dyfed Powys Police to assist with the rescue of a person who had suffered an arm injury when falling down a steep bank near Welshpool. Several different agencies were called and as our first team members arrived the injured person was just being assisted to the road. Get well soon.

04/18 – 18/01/18

On Thursday evening North Wales Police​ requested the team’s assistance to locate a missing person in the Halkyn area. We also requested assistance from the Search and Rescue Dog Association, Wales (SARDA, Wales)​. Following extensive ground searches by NEWSAR team members and four dog teams the missing person was located safe and well by Search Dog Izzy and handler Ester. Congratualtions to Izzy and Ester for their first find! “Mountain Rescue – so much more than just mountains”

03/18 – 14/01/18

Assist in multi agency and multi team effort to search for a missing man on Tryfan. Sadly he was found deceased. Condolences to family and friends.

https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2018/01/15/body-of-missing-tryfan-walker-found-after-search-by-more-than-40-rescuers

02/18 – 08/01/18

Man and woman plus three dogs benighted and unable to find the correct route down off their chosen hill in the Clwydians. Team Landrover sent to signal to them with Blue Lights to try to identify their location and full team called to base ready to search paths. Fortunately they found a farmhouse and were directed to a road where we picked them up to get them back to their vehicle.

01/18 – 07/01/18

On Sunday 7th January a lady had a slip on a steep path on the side of Foel Fenlli in the Clwydian Hills.  Unfortunately she quite badly injured her lower leg and could not move.  Her well equipped party members assisted her and called out Mountain Rescue.  Our team members attended in two Landrovers and provided medical assistance.  The nature of her injury and the location meant a helicopter lift was going to be the best option for evacuation.  The Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon attended and the casualty was winched aboard and conveyed to hospital.  We hope she is fully recovered soon.  Thanks again to her group members who did such a great job looking after her before we arrived.