The OVMRO weather station has not reported any readings recently. This could be due to power / signal issues at our base.
Sunday 21 August 2016 - Aber Falls
An experienced and well equipped family group were crossing the river above Aber Falls when their dog lost his footing and pulled the father off balance. The male fell into the river sustaining a painful wrist injury and became very cold due to the immersion. After requesting MR assistance the group started moving down slowly but stopped above the bad step. Team members splinted the wrist, gave pain relief and assisted him to walk down to the vehicles. He was then taken to YG for treatment.
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Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO), or Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen as we are known in the native Welsh language, is a voluntary mountain rescue team responding to incidents in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Ogwen Valley, Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges and surrounding area in northern Snowdonia. We are on-call 24 hours a day, throughout the year.
Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who have a wide variety of day jobs. Team members are all mountaineers with vast local knowledge and first aid training. Many have expertise in casualty care, advanced first aid, emergency driving and water rescue.
We are all proud of the voluntary tradition of the mountain search and rescue service.
We are a registered charity and rely on donations to run our life-saving public service. There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £65,000.