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Incidents 2019

Incidents 2019

18/19 – 6/5/19

On Monday  evening our assistance was requested by North Wales Police to search for a man missing from the Ruthin area. NEWSAR Team members and dogs from SARDA Wales responded. Shortly after the first team members arrived the missing person was located by Police Officers and we stood down. Great result!
17/19 – 10/4/19
Mid afternoon today a man suffered a serious leg injury a short way north west of Moel Famau. The team responded to site and provided initial diagnosis and care. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter from Caernarfon came in and landed nearby, allowing for a short carry to the aircraft.
Get well soon!
16/19 – 23/3/19

In the very early hours of Saturday morning North Wales Police requested our assistance to search for a person missing in St. Asaph. Shortly after we arrived at scene and before we had started ground searches, the missing person was located safe and well by North Wales Police.

15/19 – 21/3/19

Search on Thursday night for a missing young person in the Colwyn Bay area. Working alongside officers from North Wales Police and dog/handlers from Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales).
Extensive searching by four dog teams alongside our own team members was concluded when the missing person was located and then evacuated to our vehicle. A great result.

14/19 – 16/3/19

On Saturday evening we were called by North Wales Police with regard to a person missing in the Deeside area. After several hours searching alongside Police Officers, one of our teams located the missing person and then provided urgent first aid, before they they were evacuated to meet a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew for onward transport to hospital.

13/19 – 6/3/19

In the early hours of Wednesday morning North Wales Police requested our assistance to locate a person missing in the Holywell area.  After some initial investigations it was agreed that further Police enquiries were appropriate and the missing person was located a few hours later.

12/19 – 1/3/19

On Friday we were requested to assist with locating and rescuing a male who had been observed to take a fall down steep ground on Graig Fawr above Meliden, near Prestatyn.  Due to their injuries they needed rapid evacuation for we requested assistance from the HM Coastguard helicopter at Caernarfon who winched the injured person aboard and took them to hospital.

11/19 – 22/2/19

Called early afternoon on Friday by North Wales Police to assist with search for a person missing in the Corwen area. With SARDA Wales. Located safe and well. Great result.

10/19 – 15/2/19

Called in the early hours of Friday morning by North Wales Police regarding a missing person enquiry.  This was not in the NEWSAR operational area, so we directed the call to another team.

9/19 – 11/2/19

Assist North Wales Police with a missing person enquiry.  Located as our First Responder was commencing planning.

8/19 – 11/2/19

Assist Dyfed Powys Police following an off road vehicle incident.  Our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man.

7/19 – 11/2/19

Assist North Wales Police with enquiries regarding a missing person, along with SARDA Wales.  Located by other resources.

6/19 – 31/1/19

Late on Thursday afternoon we were requested to assist North Wales Police with the search for a person missing in the Clwydian Hills. Given the weather there was considerable concern for their welfare.
We spent many hours searching alongside Police Officers, including NWP Drone Unit, a SARDA Wales dog and handler, a Coastguard helicopter and a National Police Air Service helicopter.
The missing person was eventually located safe and well shortly before midnight. They were very cold, but otherwise OK. One of our team medics carried out an assessment, before the casualty was transported off the hill in a team Landrover.
Photos show some of the conditions out on the hills last night.


5/19 – 30/1/19

On Wednesday evening North Wales Police asked us to assist two people and their dog who had become lost in the dark in the forest areas east of Moel Famau. They had tried for some time to relocate themselves, but with temperatures falling fast they made the right decision to call for help.
By using some smart phone tools we were able to identify their location and instructions over the phone were provided on which way to head.
We also sent team vehicles to the lower car park on Moel Famau to display our Blue lights as a further guide.
The groups was then able to make it safely to the road where we confirmed they were OK to return to their car parked nearby.

4/19 – 30/1/19

On Wednesday lunchtime Dyfed Powys Police called the team following the report of a driver who was vulnerable as he couldn’t reach shelter after his vehicle had left the road in an isolated area south of the Berwyn Mountains. The team mobilised two landrovers and team members towards the very snowy location. Fortunately a local farmer was able to extract the vehicle and we were stood down whilst on the way.

3/19 – 27/1/19

On Sunday afternoon the team was called by North Wales Police to assist a man in his 70’s who had slipped near Foel Fenlli and sustained a lower leg injury. Fortunately we were able to drive our Landrovers very close to the location and he was treated then assisted into our vehicle, before being driven to the road and handed over to a Welsh Ambulance crew. Get well soon!
The casualty was greatly assisted by some fantastic help from his companions from a walking club. The group was well equipped and provided excellent information about the incident and used their emergency equipment to good effect to keep the casualty as warm as possible in the cold wind, before we arrived.

 2/19 – 27/1/19

Request to assist with a missing person enquiry.  After discussion with North Wales Police it was agreed that our resources were not suitable to be deployed.

1/19 – 1/1/19

We were called at lunch time on New Year’s Day by Dyfed Powys Police to assist with the rescue of a woman with a suspected broken ankle on Rodney’s Pillar, just NE of Welshpool. As we arrived we got the good news that a local gamekeeper had provided 4×4 access to near the summit for the Welsh Ambulance Service crew who also attended. They were able to extract the casualty using the gamekeepers vehicle and we stood down.

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