Posted: Tue 6th Apr 2021

Busy Easter weekend for volunteer North East Wales Search and Rescue team

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 6th, 2021

The local search and rescue team have had a busy weekend, helping rescue two injured individuals.

The North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) team were called to the scene on Saturday evening after the Welsh Ambulance Service requested their assistance to evacuate a man from a footpath above Garth, Nr. Llangollen who had sustained a lower leg injury and couldn’t move without assistance.

The NEWSAR team said, “The ambulance crew were already there and just needed our help to move him. Team members put him into our Casualty Bag and then onto our stretcher, before carrying him down to the waiting ambulance. ”

On Sunday team was called by Dyfed Powys Police following reports of a person injured on a walk in uplands near Llangynog, “The team set off to assist and we then used some phone technology to get an exact location”

“It soon became clear that the stretcher carry would be very long and it was in the casualties best interest to be evacuated more swiftly. We therefore requested assistance from HM Coastguard and the aircraft from Caernarfon picked up the casualty and took them to hospital.”

The helicopter took the individual to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The NEWSAR service is made up of volunteers team members and they do not receive any payment for providing this service to society. You can read more about fundraising and donation to NEWSAR via this link.



Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email News@Wrexham.com

More...

Motorists exceeding 50mph speed limit introduced on A483 to reduce pollution levels “could receive a letter or a fine through their door”

News

Welsh Government confirms international travel changes and calls for PCR test retention

News

Group of cyclists on track to raise £15k for local music studio for disadvantaged children

News

Councillors set for update on what will replace the Contact Centre on Lord Street when it closes later this year

News

Future of library van service up for debate – as council assures public ‘will still receive a comprehensive service’

News

Chance to explore some of the most famous crimes and criminals in British history on Glyndwr University course

News