48/11 Team Callout – Colwyn Bay area

The team was called out on Monday 12/12/11 at 14:30 to co-ordinate the rescue of a casualty in the vicinity of  Colwyn Bay.  The casualty was away from a public road and not easily evacuated by a normal Ambulance crew.

A number of NEWSAR Team members made their way to the site of the incident.  A Welsh Ambulance Service crew also attended and provided casualty care.

The NEWSAR Incident Commander decided to request assistance from the RAF for possible helicopter evacuation due to the location, the worsening weather and the nature of the injuries the casualty had sustained   This would allow the casualty to be evacuated much more quickly than a “stretcher carry” by NEWSAR team members.

An RAF 22sqn “C” Flight Sea King helicopter attended.  NEWSAR team members and the Ambulance team assisted the Helicopter winchman to package the injured person for lifting by stretcher.  At just after 16:00 the casualty was winched aboard the helicopter for the short flight to hospital.

Update: 15/12/11 10:00

News article on the Daily Post website

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/12/13/climber-50-breaks-leg-in-north-wales-55578-29942085/

Photographs from the site of the incident (with informant and casualty’s permission)

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Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2011/12/4811-team-callout-colwyn-bay-area/

47/11 – Team Callout in the Wrexham Area

At 22.44 on 6th December, the Team was asked to help search for a vulnerable young male missing from home in the Wrexham area.  A full team callout text was sent with 13 members were available to assist.  Sarda Wales were also called by the police and they attended with air scenting and trailing dogs.

The Team searched a number of areas in and around Wrexham but were stood down at about 04:00 hours when the missing person was found out of the area.

Update 15/12/11 10:30

Article on the Daily Post website

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/12/08/missing-wrexham-teenager-found-safe-and-well-in-chester-55578-29914821/

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2011/12/4711-team-callout-in-the-wrexham-area/

46/11 – Team callout on the Clwydians – Letter of thanks from the casualty

At 13.48hrs on 26th November, the Team was called out to an injured walker on Foel Fenlli with a suspected lower leg injury.  18 team members responded and the casualty was evacuated to a waiting ambulance.  The team was stood down at 16.55hrs.

Today’s Daily Post (6th December 2011) published a letter of thanks from the casualty we helped on Moel Fenlli:

They’re true heroes of the mountains
 
I would appreciate it if you would publish this letter to thank a group of truly amazing strangers for the kindness, care and support they showed me.
 
Last weekend while out walking with my husband I slipped and fell on the far side of Foel Fenlli, resulting in two fractures to my ankle.
 
While waiting for the rescuers – North East Wales Search & Rescue – my husband went back to the top of hill to wait for their arrival so he could lead them to me.
 
While there he spoke with a man named Andrew, who lives in Wrexham and works in the building industry, who was also out walking, with his dog, possibly called Roxxy.  When he heard of my dilemma he so very kindly said he would stay with me.
 
It was a cold and windy day but I was well wrapped up in additional layers, but Andrew must have become cold while waiting with me – I know his dog was.  He forfeited the remainder of his walk and stayed with me until I was taken down, and I would like to thank him very much indeed for his kindheartedness.
 
I was fortunate to have the services of the North East Wales Search & Rescue Team, who assessed me on the hillside and summoned further members to stretcher me down the uneven and slippery terrain to a waiting ambulance – which was no mean feat given the conditions.
 
In my ‘hour of need’, the care, support and kindness I received (not to mention the humour) from the time the first rescuers arrived until I was transferred to a waiting ambulance cannot be expressed in words.
 
It’s tremendous that we were able to call on the assistance of such a dedicated and bonded team of volunteers who selflessly helped me in my distress.  Their professionalism and confidence was awesome.
 
MG

We’re very pleased we could help MG and thanks for taking the time to write this letter!

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2011/12/4611-team-callout-on-the-clwydians/

Some good news from the Nat West!

We are now able to tell you that our bid to win the NatWest Community Force Award for the North East Wales area was sucessful – http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/1110

Thanks very much to each and everyone of the 833 people who voted for us, promoted our bid and cajoled their friends and relatives to do the same! 

And here’s a link to an article on UKClimbing about our success – http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=65275.

It’s also good to hear that other mountain rescue teams, including Aberglaslyn MRT and Darmoor SRTA, were also successful in their areas.

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2011/11/some-good-news-from-the-nat-west/

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