As 2018 draws to a close we thought we’d look back at some of our activities on rescues, training and events over the year. Enjoy the video and Happy New Year!
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Shortly before dark this evening our assistance was requested by North Wales Police after a group had become separated on Moel Famau for several hours. It had not been possible to contact the missing people by mobile phone. As we were responding the missing members of the group found the rest of the party and we stood down.
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Just as it went dark this evening we responded to a request from North Wales Police to assist a walker and their dog who had taken a wrong turning up on Ruabon Mountain. They were off path and unable to reach safety without assistance.
We identified their location using some phone technology.
It was then relatively straightforward for a small party to reach them and walk back to our waiting vehicle.
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Paul Kerr has been awarded the BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL in recognition of over 25 years valuable service to NEWSAR and for his many other volunteer activities with several organisations in Cheshire.
Paul has been an active member of NEWSAR in many operational roles, as well as a long period as our Treasurer, with added responsibilities as a Trustee of the charity.
Paul was keen to point out that he sees this as an award that recognises his contribution within the overall picture of long and valuable service by so many other people he has had the good fortune to volunteer alongside for many years.
Daily Post (scroll to the bottom) https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-heroes-new-years-15585054
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