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44 Afon Prysor

30 Apr 2016 13:22


1 person
Gorge walking
18 members attended
A male suffered an ankle injury whilst gorge walking in a group in the Afon Prysor gorge. Water trained Ogwen team members were asked to assist the local rescue teams in the extraction of the casualty out of the gorge. He was then carried on a stretcher to the Coastguard aircraft.

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43 Moel Y Ci

23 Apr 2016 20:30
0 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
7 members attended
A solo male mountain biker fell off his bike on the North side of Moel y Ci, injuring his shoulder. A small group of local team members were able to access a forestry track to drive a vehicle close to the scene. He was then able to walk unassisted to the vehicle and was taken to hospital for treatment.
42 Tryfan

20 Apr 2016 15:45
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
An 80 year old male was walking up Tryfan when he slipped and fell about 2m causing a head injury. The fall was witnessed by two other walkers who went to his aid, administered first and stayed with the casualty until his evacuation. Because of the nature of the injuries, R936 was requested and attended the incident. Due to the fine weather R936 requested hill troops be held at Oggi base for deployement should they not be able to reach the casualty site. No Oggi troops were deployed .
41 Castell y Gwynt

16 Apr 2016 15:50
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A 21 year old female walker collapsed whilst walking in the area of Castell y Gwynt. She had been struggling and feeling faint before the collapse but had no previous relevant medical history. Due to the high location, cold weather and possible urgency of the situation the Coastguard Helicopter was tasked immediately whilst Team Members gathered at Oggie Base. Luckily there were some RAF Leeming MRT members close by who assited the air crew. The casualty was assessed and then winched aboard the aircraft for a short flight to Bangor Hospital.
40 Gledrffordd, Cwm Eigiau

14 Apr 2016 18:35
3 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
A couple reported themselves lost in cloud on the Carneddau. After a discussion with Team Leaders their position was confirmed and they were persuaded to start moving downhill towards the quarry buildings in Cwm Eigiau. A hill party set off via Llugwy and a vehicle was deployed into Cwm Eigiau. The couple had successfully walked down to the buildings and were picked up by the vehicle for transport back to their car in the Ogwen Valley.
39 Betws y Coed

6 Apr 2016 17:14
1 hours 26 minutes

1 person
Walking
23 members attended
incident photo A 14 year old male sustained a knee injury whilst walking on the riverside footpath close to Betws y Coed. Team members were quickly on scene with equipment for a stretcher carry, but after splinting the knee the boy was able to walk with assistance the 200m back to the road. He was then advised to seek further treatment at his local hospital.
38 Penmaenmawr

30 Mar 2016 15:25
2 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
9 members attended
incident photo A 21 year old male walker, with a family group, slipped on wet grass whilst descending a footpath. He suffered an ankle injury and was unable to walk. A small hill party attended the scene, treated the injury and then were able to assist him to a team vehicle on a nearby landrover track. He was advised to visit the local hospital for further assessment.
37 Castell y Gwynt

29 Mar 2016 14:15
2 hours 30 minutes

4 people
Hill walking
21 members attended
A party of 4 (with 2 children of 7 and 11 yrs) reported themselves inadequately equipped and exhausted close to Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach. They were struggling to continue in the snow conditions and poor weather. A full team call-out followed and the Coastguard Helicopter was asked to assist. A member of RAF Valley MRT already in the area also made his way to their last known location. There was no contact with the casualty party after the first 999 call but luckily the helicopter spotted them walking down to Llyn Cwm Ffynnon, accompanied by another group. The winchman was lowered and had a chat with them and it was agreed that the safest option was for them to continue walking down to the road.
36 Cowlyd Leat

26 Mar 2016 15:45
3 hours 45 minutes

7 people
Hill walking
13 members attended
incident photo A group of 7 D of E students reported themselves cold, tired and lost at the south end of Llyn Cowlyd, close to the leat. They were told to put up their tents whilst a small hill party walked up to them. They were then given warm clothing, hot drinks and escorted back to the road.
35 West Face, Tryfan

25 Mar 2016 19:08
8 hours 52 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
A couple were descending the North Ridge/ West Face late in the day when the female fell a considerable distance. Her husband was unable to reach her location and called for help. A lengthy operation followed using the Coastguard Helicopter, and members of OVMRO, Llanberis MRT and Aberglaslyn MRT which resulted in the husband being walked down to Oggie Base. Sadly his wife had passed away on the hill and she was brought down the mountain later in the night.
34 London Crag, Ogwen Valley

25 Mar 2016 16:00
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
19 members attended
A female climber at London Crag in the Ogwen Valley fell about 20ft to the ground, injuring her ankle. Team members treated her at the scene and then carried her on a stretcher a short distance to a waiting ambulance.
33 Ogwen Valley

20 Mar 2016 19:36
0 hours 44 minutes


Report of lights
2 members attended
A motorist reported a torch light on the mountain in the Ogwen Valley. There was no distress signal but he reported it 'just in case'. No action taken.
32 Marin Trail

20 Mar 2016 19:18
2 hours 32 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
6 members attended
A couple were nearing the end of the Marin bike trail near Betws Y Coed when she became tired on a long uphill section. The male carried on and returned to their vehicle. She then phoned 999 as she was lost, with no lights and it was dark. As she described the location as a forest road and near the end of the Marin Trail, a Team Leader drove the forest tracks and found her (in the area of marker post 69) after about 30 minutes. At this point she was moving around and he was lucky to find her on a track he had already searched. He returned her to her vehicle and partner.
31 Crib Lem

13 Mar 2016 11:20
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
14 members attended
A male walker was ascending the Crib Lem spur and went off route whilst scrambling. He got onto steeper ground and became unable to move up or down and so called 999 for assistance. He was well organised and greatly assisted the process in identifying that he was safe and not an immediate priority. Given the high location and the time required to move MRT safely into that site, the support of R936 was requested whilst the MRT were mobilised and started to the site. R936 were tasked to support the incident and shortly after the person was assisted by passing climbers. R936 was able to safely extract the stuck person and fly them to Oggi Base.
30 Eastern Traverse, Tryfan

12 Mar 2016 14:50
1 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A male walker was ascending Tryfan and went off-route near the Eastern Traverse becoming stuck. He called 999 for help and requested MRT. Whilst MRT were mobilising for the incident, passing scramblers assisted the person to a safe position and he then continued off the mountain without needing further assistance. MRT stood down.
29 Pen yr Ole Wen

10 Mar 2016 11:35
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
8 members attended
A solo male walker was ascending the mountain and strayed off the path and then slipped injuring his ankle. The injured ankle started swelling immediately and the injured person was not able to move up or down the mountain and so called 999 for assistance. The HMCG aircraft was requested given the high location and the long potential evacuation time by stretcher. The R936 aircraft located and extracted the person down to Oggi Base.
28 Glyderau

4 Mar 2016 16:45
2 hours 15 minutes

4 people
Hill walking
20 members attended
A party of 4 walkers reported themselves as lost in white out conditions on a ridge above Cwm Idwal. It was not possible to gain any further communications with the party so several hill parties were deployed to search the priority areas. The Coastguard Helicopter was just about to be tasked when the casualty party rang NWP to say they had found a path toward Pen y Pass and felt confident about walking off the hill unaided. The team stayed on stand by until they had safely returned to the road.
27 Bristly Ridge

28 Feb 2016 13:30
1 hours 20 minutes

5 people
Scrambling
10 members attended
A party of 5 walkers became stuck near the top of Bristly Ridge as they were not prepared for the snowy conditions. The Coastguard Helicopter was able to winch all of them aboard and drop them at Oggie Base whilst the team were preparing to deploy. Aberglaslyn MRT and RAF Valley MRT had also been put on stand-by to assist if needed.
26 Glyder Fawr

26 Feb 2016 16:10
6 hours 50 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing
8 members attended
Two climbers on East Arete on the Grey Slab area became cragfast when the lead climber could no longer move up nor down and could find no protection to set up an abseil. The Coastguard helicopter was unable to winch from that location due to the steep terrain and therefore team members were flown to the base of the route. One team member managed to climb up to the lead climber, secure him and then lower him to safer ground. Aberglaslyn MRT deployed ground troops to assist with the continued descent to a safe winch area, and Llanberis MRT were on stand by to be flown in to assist if necessary. A joint effort by the MRTs and the Coastguard Helicopter resulted in a happy outcome.
25 A5 outside Oggie Base

24 Feb 2016 19:49
0 hours 42 minutes

2 people
RTC
11 members attended
The Team base was contacted direct by the WAST control room. They had a report of a road accident somewhere in the Ogwen Valley and were unable to contact the car. One of the two passengers was reported to be 32 weeks pregnant. A quick look out of the window revealed the car crashed into the wall on the bend by the Team driveway. As there was no other agencies in attendance two vechicles and troops were despatched to provide any medical assistance required and to guard the scene and direct traffic. As soon as the other agencies arrived the team withdrew back to base .
24 Carneddau

23 Feb 2016 02:46
4 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
3 members attended
A 33 year old male decided to walk to the summit of Carnedd Dafydd, leaving home in Bethesda at 20:30. After brief contact with his girlfriend at 22:00 she heard no more. Concerned for his safety at 02:45 she rang NWP and they called the team. As no contact could be made with the male and there was no definite search area, 3 Team Leaders prepared a search plan for first light. Luckily, he arrived home just before the plan was put into action. His phone battery and headtorch battery had both died leaving him with no means of navigation or walking off the hill until daylight.
23 Craig yr Ysfa

20 Feb 2016 20:00
0 hours 30 minutes

3 people
Rock climbing
2 members attended
The informant reported that 3 friends had not returned from climbing Amphitheatre Buttress in difficult conditions. Fortunately the overdue group returned to the car park safe and well before MRT were deployed.
22 Moel Siabod

20 Feb 2016 13:30
2 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A female walker sustained an ankle injury whilst descending the North East ridge of Moel Siabod. It was too painful to walk so she asked for help. A small hill party was deployed from Bryn Engan whilst the Coastguard Helicopter attempted to reach the cas site in cloud and heavy rain. They were able to land on close to the casualty and she was then flown to the local hospital for treatment. Ogwen team members returned to base.
21 Cwm Lloer

16 Feb 2016 15:16
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
The casualty sustained a leg injury whilst descending Cwm Lloer. He had severe difficulty in walking and was getting very cold but was met by a group who called 999 for assistance. Given the cold conditions and lack of mobility of the injured person, the support of the Coastguard Helicopter and the RAF MRS was requested. An Ogwen MRT party were flown to the area but it transpired that the injured person had started to walk-off assisted by the group who found him. MRT were dropped high in the Cwm and followed the casualty party down to the road.
20 Glyder Fach

16 Feb 2016 14:20
7 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
12 members attended
The pair were walking the Glyders from Tryfan and turned back due to difficult conditions near Glyder Fawr and during the descent to Glyder Fach, they lost the paths and became disorientated in poor visibility and high winds. They used a group shelter to provide some protection and called 999 for help. Locating the pair was initially problematic due to poor phone contact however a grid reference was eventually obtained. However getting MRT to their aid was delayed due to another rescue operation starting which needed a more urgent MRT response. An RAF Valley MRS party was airlifted to a high location by the Coastguard helicopter and the MRS group located the very cold pair and walked them off the mountain to safety.
19 Carnedd Llewelyn

15 Feb 2016 16:30
4 hours 30 minutes


Search for dogs
11 members attended
The informant heard dogs barking on the cliffs high on Carnedd Llewellyn and called 999 to inform MRT as there was a possible concern for safety of the dog's owner. Given the limited daylight and the time to get to scene on foot, the support of the Coastguard Helicopter was requested. MRT were flown to the area and the helicopter conducted extended searches of the area but nothing was found. Two dogs were spotted but could not be caught
18 North Ridge Tryfan

13 Feb 2016 14:30
1 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
Two walkers became stuck on the North Ridge of Tryfan due to the winter conditions. A full team call out was started and a request made for R936. They were able to fly directly to the site due to a SARLOC fix and a good description of clothing. The walkers were airlifted back to Oggie Base, with no troops deployed on the hill.
17 Cwm Idwal

11 Feb 2016 18:20
1 hours 50 minutes

9 people
Hill walking
8 members attended
A member of the public reported concern for a large group of ill equipped teenage boys high up above the Devil's Kitchen late in the afternoon, shortly before darkness. Two team members walked up to Llyn Idwal but there was no sign of the group and no vehicles in the carpark. False alarm with good intent.
16 Afon Llafar, Gerlan

6 Feb 2016 20:50
1 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
incident photo Two males descending from Carnedd Dafydd in the dark reached a river they felt unable to cross. Three local team members walked up to them and assisted them across the river to the main path for a short walk back to Gerlan.
15 North Ridge of Tryfan

6 Feb 2016 11:50
2 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
23 members attended
A solo male hill walker asked for assistance as he had become trapped in a gully low down on the North Ridge. A small hill party was deployed to search the obvious gully lines but he could not be found. As the search became more extensive more information came from NWP which indicated he had returned to his car safely and had informed NWP. All hill members returned to base.
14 Milestone Buttress

2 Feb 2016 15:12
2 hours 38 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
16 members attended
Two male hill walkers descending the North Ridge of Tryfan strayed onto the steep ground above the Milestone Buttress. A small hill party located them and lowered them down the climber's descent gully to safe ground. They were then able to walk back to the road and returned to Oggie Base for a debrief.
13 Cwm Lloer path

31 Jan 2016 16:18
1 hours 52 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
18 members attended
A male walker, in a group of six, slipped on wet grass 100m from the road above Glan Dena in the Ogwen Valley. He suffered a significant lower leg injury so the group rang for help. Team members were quickly on scene, treated the injury and evacuated him on a stretcher to the team vehicle. He was then taken to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
12 Glyder Fawr

30 Jan 2016 14:20
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Winter mountain walking
14 members attended
A male walker, in a very well organised group, slipped on an icy rock close to the summit of Glyder Fawr and suffered a leg injury. A large hill party assembled at Oggie Base to support the Coastguard Helicopter which had also been tasked. Fortunately the aircraft could land on close to the injured walker who was assisted on board and then flown to Bangor Hospital. The rest of the group did not need assistance so the team stood down.
11 Fairy Glen, Sychnant Pass

25 Jan 2016 16:06
1 hours 32 minutes

1 person
Digger driving
10 members attended
WAST asked for assistance with evacuation of a male digger driver who had a suspected spinal injury after his digger overturned.The team were mobilised but stood down soon after as the WAST crew had managed the incident themselves.
10 Y Garn

21 Jan 2016 00:00
0 hours 51 minutes


Report of lights
1 member attended
Two separate 999 calls were made from people reporting lights on Y Garn. The weather and mountain conditions that night were excellent with moonlight. With no other reports of people in distress, an informant was contacted and it became clear that the lights were moving with no obvious pattern to the lights. Given this, the operation was closed as a "false alarm with good intent"
9 Bangor

18 Jan 2016 12:56
2 hours 4 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
3 members attended
The team were asked for search advice for a person who had been missing for nearly 3 weeks. Three Ogwen Team Leaders reviewed the available information and proposed a plan of action for NWP which included the use of NPAS in the first instance. NWP were also advised that a PolSA should be asked to review the data and then link with MRT.
8 Llanfairfechan

16 Jan 2016 13:38
0 hours 22 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
1 member attended
An elderly female was reported missing from home. As the Team leader was collecting details she turned up safe and well. No MRT action required
7 Glyder Fach

13 Jan 2016 17:12
19 hours 18 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
21 members attended
incident photo Two climbers reported themselves stuck in the Central Gully area of Glyder Fach due to difficult snow conditions. Despite several hill parties being deployed, the team were unable to ether locate or make contact with the climbers due to the atrocious weather and dangerous snow conditions. The Coastguard helicopter also made several attempts to reach the climbers but was unable to do so due to low cloud on the mountains. The rescue was suspended in the early hours and then resumed at first light when LLMRT, RAF Valley MRT and Aberglaslyn MRT also sent teams on to the hill. Mid morning the cloud lifted and the Coastguard helicopter was able to winch the climbers from their precarious position, and then transport all the MRT members back to Oggie Base. On return to Oggie base the two climbers were found to be fit and well. They were well equipped and had dug themselves in when they realised that they were going to be stuck overnight. When daylight arrived the weather had abated, so they started to belay each other off the hill.
6 Bristly Ridge

9 Jan 2016 13:07
1 hours 33 minutes

2 people
Scrambling
11 members attended
incident photo Two males became cragfast in the Sinister Gully area of Bristly Ridge. A small hill party deployed whilst the Coastguard Helicopter was on route. Initially the site was in cloud so the aircraft picked up the hill party and winched them close to the cas site. However the cloud cleared and the aircraft managed to winch the pair aboard for a short flight to Oggie Base and then returned to collect the hill party.
5 Capel Curig

7 Jan 2016 00:21
18 hours 54 minutes

1 person
Local Incident
14 members attended
The team were asked to assist NWP with an incident in the Capel Curig area. This involved a hasty search during the night followed by a more intensive search in the day. The Team were joined by members of SARDA and RAF Valley MRT. Nothing found. NWP will continue their enquiries.
4 Llyn Idwal

2 Jan 2016 15:08
1 hours 22 minutes

1 person
Walking
18 members attended
incident photo A female teenager suffered a prolonged fainting attack whilst walking around Llyn Idwal. Her mother asked for help from a passing MRT member who requested a team call-out. A small hill party reached her and the Coastguard Helicopter also attended due to the length of time she was apparently unconscious. She was flown to Bangor Hospital for further assessment.
3 Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey

2 Jan 2016 14:20
4 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Missing from home
19 members attended
A male resident of a care home had been missing for several hours so the Team were asked to provide Search Management and field searchers. Whilst in the planning stage the man was located by NWP and the team stood down.
2 Swallow Falls

2 Jan 2016 12:29
0 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Kayaking
6 members attended
The Team were asked to assist a male with a dislocated shoulder sitting on rocks in the river close to Swallow Falls. As team members were on route to Oggie Base they were stood down as the male had re-located the shoulder himself and no longer needed assistance.
1 Rachub

1 Jan 2016 00:40
0 hours 20 minutes


Report of flares
1 member attended
An informant reported seeing several red flares on the hillside above Rachub. The Team leader advised NWP that no MRT action would be taken unless there was a definite report of someone needing help. The probable cause was people celebrating the New Year with fireworks and flares.