CALLOUT: This afternoon North Wales Police asked us to assist a lone female walker in the remote and rarely walked hills between Bala and Lake Vyrnwy/Llyn Efyrnwy. We also called our neighbours at Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team who are almost the same distance away so they could stand by to assist.
The walker was unable to make effective progress following an extensive day out. We used some phone technology to confirm her location. Due to the time it would take to reach her by road our First Responder encouraged her to continue to try to make some progress so she didn’t get any colder. Four team members then went in one Landrover to intercept her, while our First Responder remained in contact by phone, confirming her location periodically.
Once the team members located her she was given a check over by one of our Casualty Carers. She was then able to drive herself home.
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On Thursday evening we were presented with a generous donation from a local foundation. Thank you very much to everyone involved, your support has meant that we will be able to purchase some much needed specialist medical equipment.
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In the early hours of this morning the team was contacted by North Wales Police regarding a missing teenager from the Hope area near Wrexham. As initial work was taking place the good news came in that NWP officers had found the missing person safe and well. SARDA Wales also deployed a dog team.
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CALLOUT: Earlier this evening North Wales Police called us to assist Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to evacuate an injured mountain biker in Clocaenog forest. Two team vehicles and around twenty team members attended the scene.
It was an awkward, very muddy and slippery location, in the trees and on steep ground. So after carefully putting the casualty on our stretcher we used a rope system to protect the lower down to our waiting Landrover. After that it was a short drive to hand over to the WAST Ambulance so they could get to hospital.