Oct 09 2017

Injured mountain biker at Llandegla

Our rather busy spell continues, with a request this afternoon to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service to deal with a mountain biker with potentially serious injures on one of the routes in Llandegla Forest.
North Wales Police officers also assisted.
The casualty was located using SARLOC and an advanced party of two NEWSAR team members went to the scene accompanied by a Paramedic and a Police Officer. After assessment by the Paramedic pain relief was given and the casualty was put into our vacuum mattress and stretcher, before other team members arrived and carried him down to a waiting ambulance.
We hope the casualty has a speedy recovery.
Thanks also to the other riders who were with him who helped us with location confirmation.

Oct 09 2017

Offroaders stuck in the Berwyns

On Sunday evening North Wales Police requested our assistance to recover a party of six people who had become stuck in two off road vehicles on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. One had a medical condition which needed attention. We sent a small group in two Landrovers to get as close as practical to their location and assessed their medical needs, then walked them to our vehicles, before taking them to a place of safety in the valley below, to meet with people who would convey them home.

Oct 08 2017

Ankle injury south of Bala

The team was called last night by Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police to assist a group of young people on an expedition south of Bala. One member of the group had an ankle injury and couldn’t walk and another one had a knee injury. The group had erected a tent to keep out of the weather. The location was found to be just inside Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Teams area so they were also called. A search was required, in very thick hill fog, to precisely locate the group, before both casualties could be assessed. One was able to walk off with assistance, along with the rest of the group, but the other injured person needed a difficult stretcher carry across very deep heather and bog. In all over twenty members from both Mountain Rescue teams were required to complete the task. The teams stood down at 03:30 and started the drive home. Great teamwork between NEWSAR and Aberdyfi!
We hope both the injured people recover shortly.
Picture shows the mass group walking off through the heather with the stretcher party leading the way.

Oct 06 2017

Search for unwell person in North Flintshire

In the early hours of Friday morning we received a request from North Wales Police to assist with search for male reported unwell in woodland in North Flintshire, unfortunately it had not been possible to identify his exact location.
A Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Sarda Wales) dog team examined several likely locations and was able to provide a strong indication of the location of the missing male at the last place searched. The handler and dog were just a short distance away when Police Officers then found the individual. He was conveyed to an Ambulance for onward treatment.

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