Oct 06 2017

Man missing from near Llandegla

On Wednesday afternoon the team was called by North Wales Police with regard to a man missing in the Llandegla area. Extensive searches were carried out on Wednesday and Thursday of rural areas and woodland near Llandegla, in support of Police enquiries.  The team was just about to start new searches on Friday when the good news was received that the man had been located safe and well, outside our primary search area. We are grateful for the assistance of a dog team from Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Sarda Wales).

Photo shows some of the weather encountered during the search activities.

Oct 02 2017

Stuck walker on Offa’s Dyke

The team was called by North Wales Police to assist an older gentleman that found himself unable to continue walking along part of Offa’s Dyke near Llangollen.  Team members responded to the scene, with two team Landrovers.  The casualty was assessed by one of the team doctors and was able to walk with assistance until the route became very steep.  At this point he was put onto our stretcher and lowered using a rope system down to the fields below the path.  From here he was sledged in the stretcher to our Landrover which had been driven up through the fields.  Our Doctor assessed that he did not need to go to hospital, so we delivered him and his walking companion back to their vehicle.

Sep 28 2017

Road traffic collision on B4391 south of Bala

The Team was called out to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service at the scene of a Road Traffic Collision between Bala and Llangynog – the initial report had indicated that a van had plunged several hundred feet down a steep hillside following a collision with a Heavy Goods Vehicle.  NEWSAR members were still travelling when an Air Ambulance attended the incident – the driver was able to extricate himself from the van without assistance and was evacuated by helicopter to Stoke, and the Team was stood down.  We wish the driver a swift recovery.

Sep 25 2017

Leg injury near Llanddulas

The Welsh Ambulance Service requested NEWSAR assistance to evacuate a man with a serious lower leg injury from the mouth of a cave at Cefn yr Ogof near Llanddulas.  A NEWSAR member who is also a full-time paramedic treated the casualty, assisted by team members who hold the Casualty Care certificate.  After being splinted and given pain relief, the casualty was stretchered down to the road to meet up with a WAS road ambulance.  Respect is due to the casualty, who maintained a sense of humour despite initially being in a good deal of pain – we all wish him a speedy recovery.

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