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Saturday 24 September 2016 - Crimpiau
An emergency call was made initially to NHS Direct and then onto the Ambulance service advising that a 15 year old male was semi-conscious due to illness. Given the potential severity of the patients condition, WAST requested the tasking of R936 which was training off the coast at Blackpool to support a rapid response paramedic. The Team were mobilised and the casualty was located by the aircraft who was then flown to hospital.
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.