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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.
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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.
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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.
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