The Team was asked to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service to recover a male casualty suffering from severe chest pains, from a difficult to reach location close to the Offa’s Dyke Path near Chirk. There was a possibility that the casualty’s condition could deteriorate and become a medical emergency, and an Air-Ambulance helicopter was requested. Unfortunately, local weather conditions prevented a helicopter extraction, but NEWSAR policy is to send team members by road to cover the eventuality of the aircraft being unable to evacuate. NEWSAR members attended the scene and conveyed the casualty to the road ambulance. All of us at NEWSAR wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
Sep 10 2017
Aug 29 2017
Our neighbouring team, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation, requested our assistance with what was shaping up to be a long and protracted stretcher carry on the Carneddau. The casualty was a man suffering from what was potentially a serious medical condition – a helicopter evacuation was the preferred option but low cloud ruled this out. ‘Oggi’ team started a difficult descent towards the cloud base, and in the meantime NEWSAR members made their way from our base near Mold to ‘Oggi’ Base. Eventually the stretcher and casualty reached a location where the HM Coastguard helicopter could complete the evacuation and NEWSAR members were stood down. We all wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
Aug 07 2017
NEWSAR was requested to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service to extract an injured teenager from a difficult to access location near Wrexham. The young male had sustained a leg injury, and initial reports suggested that he was partly in a river. Team members attended the scene and assisted the ambulance crew. Water-recovery equipment was deployed to the scene as a precautionary measure, but was not required. We all wish the young man a speedy recovery.
Aug 06 2017
Dyfed Powys Police requested Team assistance to rescue a dog from the shaft of a disused mine near Llyn Vyrnwy. NEWSAR worked with Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue, North Wales Cave Rescue and South Wales Cave Rescue to bring sheepdog ‘Jim’ back to the surface – back on safe ground ‘Jim’ was checked over by one of our paramedics before being reunited with his owner, thankfully none the worse for his adventure.
BBC News Article
Pictures of Jim being winched out of the mine