40/12 – Request for assistance in Machynlleth – Updated

We have also been providing cover for the North Wales teams involved in the search along with Llanberis MRT and Oldham MRT.


Again we were asked to send search managers to help with the search, three went down.

Mountain rescue involvement in the search has now been scaled down.  Here is a statement from Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW) on the search for April Jones – https://www.facebook.com/AberdyfiSART#!/notes/mountain-rescue-england-and-wales/statement-from-mountain-rescue-on-the-search-for-april-jones/409986715735046.

According to MREW:

‘Over the last week the unpaid professionals of Mountain Rescue England and Wales have contributed an estimated 9,250 man hours to the search for April. To put that into context, this would take one person well over 5 working years.’


We were asked to send search managers to help with the search, two went down.


We were asked to send three team members to support Cave Rescue with communications and two experienced search managers als went to Machynlleth.


This morning, we were asked to send swiftwater rescue technicians (water trained people) down to Machynlleth to assist in the search for 5 year old April Jones.

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2012/10/4012-request-for-assistance-in-machynlleth/

41/12 – Callout to the Wrexham area

The Team was called out by North Wales Police at 08:09 hours this morning to search for a vulnerable person missing from their home in the Wrexham area. 

As we are also involved in the search in Machynlleth, we called in colleagues from Cheshire SAR to help us.

We were stood down at approximately 12.30 hours after hearing that the missing person had been found safe and well out of the area.


Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2012/10/4112-callout-to-the-wrexham-area/

Please support us at Asda Queensferry

Asda in Queensferry, Deeside have nominated us as one of the three charities in line to win £200!

If you shop there and get any green tokens, please put them in our box (the one in the middle) at the Community Board in the foyer.  If we have the most green tokens by the closing date we will win £200 – money that could go towards buying a set of personal protective clothing for one of our 2012 trainees.

Please spread the word and tell all your friends!



Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2012/10/please-support-us-at-asda-queensferry/

39/12 – Request for search management advice

In the early hours of Sunday 30th September, NEWSAR was contacted by Dyfed Powys Police regarding a missing person search.   Three NEWSAR search managers discussed the incident with the Police Search Advisor and provided search management advice over a two hour period.

Permanent link to this article: https://newsar.org.uk/2012/10/3912-request-for-search-management-advice/

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