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OVMRO Incidents

No. Details Description
86 29 Aug 2015 12:00
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29 Aug 2015 15:15

Devil's Kitchen

1 person: Hill walking

15 members attended
incident photo A female walker slipped on the path coming down the Devil's Kitchen and suffered a very painful hip injury. A small hill party was dispatched and Rescue 936 were asked to assist. A joint effort enabled the casualty to be loaded into a stretcher and she was then flown to the local hospital.
85 29 Aug 2015 05:05
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29 Aug 2015 06:20

Drum

3 people: 15 Peaks

2 members attended
Three male walkers, who had been attempting the 15 Peaks, rang in from Drum to say they were tired and required assistance. When contacted by a Team Leader they had already decided to keep on walking as daylight was approaching and they were on a good landrover track. They were contacted again after an hour, by which time they were on the Roman Road heading towards a taxi at the road head above Rowen. No MRT deployment needed.
84 24 Aug 2015 12:00
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31 Aug 2015 14:00

Cwm Idwal

1 person: Hill walking

5 members attended
Female with leg injury in Cwm Idwal

More details to follow...
83 22 Aug 2015 14:45
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22 Aug 2015 19:00

Moel Siabod

2 people: Hill walking

13 members attended
incident photo Two 18 yr olds with limited mountain climbing experience strayed on to the steep gully area on the south side of Moel Siabod. They felt unable to descend so asked for help. A small hill party located them and roped them down to safer ground where they could walk off the hill with team members.
82 17 Aug 2015 18:30
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17 Aug 2015 20:20

Tryfan

6 people: D of E expedition

1 member attended
Group of 6 D of E students overdue to their campsite

More details to follow...
81 16 Aug 2015 10:50
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16 Aug 2015 11:45

North Ridge Tryfan

1 person: Hill walking

16 members attended
A solo male walker slipped and sustained a knee injury high on the North Ridge of Tryfan. The team attended Oggie Base but as the Coastguard helicopter was already flying in the area they were asked to assess the situation. They winched the casualty aboard and flew him to hospital.
80 14 Aug 2015 16:25
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21 Aug 2015 20:30

Glyder Fawr

1 person: Hill walking

17 members attended
A solo male walker set off from brew shack at 11.00 to walk Y Garn and the Glyderau. Walked north east ridge of Y Garn then down to Llyn y Cwn. Up to Glyder Fawr and on past Castell y Gwynt. Was hoping to drop down to Bwlch Tryfan but couldnít find path. Probably got to the top of Bristly Screes but didnít think the path went down that way. Had been in area 20 years ago and remembers a proper path. Retraced steps to top of Gribin and decided to call for help. In heavy mist couldnít see a way down the screes. Small hill party located him and walked him off the hill.
79 8 Aug 2015 17:05
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8 Aug 2015 18:15

Devil's Kitchen

1 person: Hill walking

6 members attended
The marshals on the Oggie 8 descending from Llyn y Cwn came across a man who had sprained his ankle. He was given pain relief and strapping and was able to walk slowly down the hill with the marshals. He was advised to see his doctor.
78 6 Aug 2015 11:45
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6 Aug 2015 13:35

llyn Ogwen

1 person: Hill walking

10 members attended
incident photo A female walker slipped on the path running along the north side of Llyn Ogwen. This aggravated a knee injury and she could not negotiate the rocky terrain back to the road. A small hill party splinted the leg and then she was able to walk slowly with assistance to the road. Her husband drove her to the local hospital for a check up.
77 3 Aug 2015 20:40
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4 Aug 2015 03:40

Foel Grach

3 people: Hill walking

10 members attended
A party of 3 set off from Dolgarrog on a multiday camping trip into the mountains. They were very poorly equipped and had minimal skills or experience to safely be in the mountains. When they made the 999 call at the onset of darkness, they had almost no idea where they were and a lot of effort was needed to locate and recover them in the dark and strong winds. MRT went to the summit of Drum using 4x4 vehicles and then moved along the Carneddau to locate the group between the Refuge Hut and the Dulyn Reservoir cliffs. Given the adverse weather and the poor state of the group, the MRT needed to evacuate the group down into the Mellynlyn track where they were picked up by a Team vehicle and returned to Dolgarrog. The location task was supported by some great flying in difficult conditions by R936 who were able to confirm the approximate location of the group however were not able to land-on or approach the site due to the adverse weather.
76 2 Aug 2015 17:45
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2 Aug 2015 21:00

Moel Siabod

2 people: Hill walking

15 members attended
A Dutch couple had set off to climb Moel Siabod from Capel Curig, however after passing Llyn y Foel they decided to walk around the mountain rather than go to the summit. At this point they became lost in the steep broken ground and called for help. When spoken to by the Team Leader they could clearly see Dolwyddelan but were reluctant to move. A small hill party located them and walked them down to the road.
75 29 Jul 2015 17:20
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29 Jul 2015 19:30

Glyder Fach

1 person: Hill walking

17 members attended
A male walker aggravated an old knee injury on the summit plateau of Glyder Fach. A hill party set out with a stretcher to evacuate him but were stood down as the Coastguard helicopter was able to reach him and fly him to hospital.
74 28 Jul 2015 12:15
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28 Jul 2015 14:35

Amlwch

1 person: Missing person search

8 members attended
A teenage girl was reported missing from home overnight so the team were asked to assist with a search of the local area. After more information was obtained from NWP it was decided that SARDA were the best resource, so the incident was passed to them and the team was stood down. The girl was later found by NWP.
73 25 Jul 2015 21:25
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26 Jul 2015 23:30

Llandudno

1 person: Walking

13 members attended
incident photo A 17 year old female fell into a disused quarry, banged her head and was witnessed having a fit. Due to the difficult access for the WAST crew and the serious nature of her condition, both the Team and the Coastguard helicopter were tasked. A joint effort between the WAST crew, team members and the Coastguard helicopter enabled her to be winched out of the quarry and flown to hospital.
72 24 Jul 2015 15:55
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24 Jul 2015 18:00

West Face Tryfan

3 people: Hill walking

15 members attended
Family group of three adults, visiting North Wales, attempting previously done route, left A5 at 1100hrs from bottom of North Ridge, Tryfan to go to Heather Terrace. Party of three lost the path in the little gully / picadily circus area and strayed on the steep ground at the top of the Mile Stone buttress area on the West flank of Tryfan. One was not happy on the steep ground and called for MRT assistance. MRT made contact with cas party, spotter on A5 confirmed location. Cas party found a better path and happy to head back towards the North Ridge where they were met and safely escorted back down to Oggie base for debrief. No injuries.
71 23 Jul 2015 16:05
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23 Jul 2015 16:25

North Ridge of Tryfan

2 people: Hill walking

5 members attended
Two walkers with little hill experience tried to ascend the Heather Terrace but ended up on the North Ridge. At this point the female walker decided it was too steep and they called for help. As the team were gathering information and assembling at base some other walkers turned up and offered to escort them down the mountain. No further MRT action was necessary.
70 23 Jul 2015 12:20
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23 Jul 2015 15:50

Y Garn

Shouts for help

11 members attended
A walker in Cwm Idwal reported hearing a rockfall followed by apparent shouts for help. Because of the potentially serious nature of this incident the Coastguard helicopter was tasked and team members gathered at Oggie Base. The helicopter carried out an extensive search of the probable area and then flew 5 team members to the summit of Y Garn to carry out a further search. Nothing was found but other walkers heard the same rockfall and believe they saw people scree running. A false alarm with good intent, and excellent support from Bristow helicopter.
69 22 Jul 2015 20:35
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23 Jul 2015 00:20

East Face Tryfan

2 people: Rock climbing

17 members attended
A group of 3 climbers started up Grooved ArÍte in the early afternoon. After the first pitch one of them was not happy to continue so abseiled back to the start and made his own way up to the summit to wait for his friends. Five hours later he called for the team because his friends had contacted him to say they were stuck near the top of the route. Team members at base could see them through binos and sent directions via text message and they continued to climb very slowly. A small party walked to the summit to collect the individual as none of the group had torches and it was now dark. Another small party went up to the Eastern Terrace to locate the climbers who had decided to descend Green Gully and got stuck again. They climbed back up to the rescue party and everyone walked off down the North Ridge.
68 22 Jul 2015 19:55
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22 Jul 2015 20:35

North Ridge of Tryfan

Shouts and whistles

6 members attended
A walker on the A5 at Llyn Ogwen reported hearing whistle blasts and shouts coming from the lower part of the North Ridge. A Team member went to investigate but no further whistles could be heard, and climbers descending from the Milestone Buttress had heard nothing. There was a group of goats close by which could have caused the noise. No further action by MRT.
67 19 Jul 2015 14:20
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19 Jul 2015 15:20

Afon Conwy

Kayaking

12 members attended
The informant reported that he had seen an empty canoe in the area of the falls heading downstream. As a precautionary measure, MRT attended to check if there were any canoeists in trouble etc. An MRT hasty party subsequently encountered 2 canoeists who had lost their boat and were in the process of recovering equipment from the Fairy Glen. The reported canoe was linked with these canoeists and the incident was closed.
66 17 Jul 2015 21:55
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17 Jul 2015 23:55

Clogwyn Cyriau, Betws y Coed

1 person: Scrambling

9 members attended
The MRT were requested to assist WAST in the evacuation of a male who was had fallen approx 30 feet to land at the base of a cliff sustaining rib and leg injuries. The area is difficult and steep woodland. The casualty was evacuated by MRT stretcher about 200m to the road ambulance waiting at the forest track. The casualty was transported to Glan Clwyd Hospital for treatment.
65 12 Jul 2015 05:10
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12 Jul 2015 10:30

Foel Grach refuge

5 people: 15 peaks

7 members attended
A party of 5 walkers attempting the 15 Peaks challenge arrived at the refuge and took shelter from the weather. After several hours there they were cold and unsure of how to proceed so called for help. A small hill party walked in from Melynllyn and escorted them back down to the road.
64 9 Jul 2015 16:10
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9 Jul 2015 17:10

Geirionydd gorge

1 person: Gorge walking

9 members attended
A well organised party of about 12 people from the local Field Centre at Betws, were scrambling up the Gorge when a male slipped a short distance injuring his left hand. The Group leaders were initially unable to move him but eventually they were able to extricate the casualty and he was walked back to the minibus just as the first MRT person arrived on scene. No further action by MRT was required as the Group agreed to take the injured person to hospital for treatment.
63 5 Jul 2015 01:18
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5 Jul 2015 08:05

Carneddau

2 people: Overdue walkers

2 members attended
Two male walkers attempting the 14 Peaks were overdue at Aber by several hours. A family member had concern for their welfare as they were lightly clad and had minimal equipment. The Team Leader advised waiting until daybreak (only a couple of hours) as there was nothing to suggest that they were in trouble, and also there was no definite search area. The walkers turned up shortly afterwards.
62 4 Jul 2015 23:45
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5 Jul 2015 01:20

Cwm Eigiau

1 person: D of E Expedition

3 members attended
A female member of a D of E party camping near the dam in Cwm Eigiau start suffering from repeated fainting attacks. The assessor with the party asked for help as the girl had a pre existing condition of this. A team drove to their location and evacuated the girl plus one of the group to an ambulance at the road head.
61 4 Jul 2015 22:45
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4 Jul 2015 23:45

Tryfan

3 people: Rock climbing

2 members attended
A large party of climbers spent the day on the East Face of Tryfan, however concerns were raised when 3 males had failed to return to the campsite by 11pm. Torch lights could be seen on the summit and East Face. Whilst a Team Leader was investigating the missing climbers turned up so the team stood down.
60 4 Jul 2015 19:20
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4 Jul 2015 20:25

Tryfan

Report of shouts for help

2 members attended
A member of the public in a carpark at Llyn Ogwen reportied hearing shouts for help from the lower slopes of Tryfan. These shouts stopped after about 15 minutes. A Team Leader met up with the informant and they agreed that the most likely cause was a flock of goats. There were climbers and walkers still on the hill and no sign of anyone in distress.
59 3 Jul 2015 23:20
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4 Jul 2015 00:10

Llyn Cowlyd

7 people: D of E Expedition

1 member attended
A party of 7 D of E students were camping near to Cowlyd dam and became concerned about the lightening storm in the mountains. Two of them were having panic attacks. They had been unable to contact their assessor so called 999 for advice. By the time the Team Leader could contact the group the storm had passed through and they were feeling better. It was agreed that no MR involvement was needed.
58 1 Jul 2015 17:55
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1 Jul 2015 20:00

Cwm Idwal

1 person: Hill walking

21 members attended
incident photo An 18 yr old female sustained an ankle injury descending from the Devil'sKitchen into Cwm Idwal. Her friends tried to carry her but had to give up when they reached the 'Bad Step' over Idwal stream. Several hill parties were sent to the scene and the Coastguard helicopter was requested. A joint effort meant that the casualty was quickly treated and winched aboard for a short flight to hospital. This was the first call-out for the new S92 and we look forward to working with them on many more occasions.
57 27 Jun 2015 10:15
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27 Jun 2015 11:15

Bangor

1 person: Missing person search

2 members attended
A vulnerable lady was reported missing from home with possible indications for self harm. She was found whilst the Team Leaders were meeting with NWP to obtain more information.
56 21 Jun 2015 15:15
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21 Jun 2015 17:00

Bryn Hall

1 person: Walking

16 members attended
A male walker sustained an ankle injury whilst walking on Moel Lefn above Bethesda. A team landrover was able to drive up to his location with a small hill party. He was treated for the injury and then returned to his car in Bethesda to be taken to hospital by his family.
55 12 Jun 2015 19:20
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12 Jun 2015 20:40

Llyn Parc

1 person: Chopping wood

10 members attended
A male sustained a hand injury whilst chopping wood for a wild camp in the forest above Betws.The team were requested to assist WAST as location a remote house in the forestry. Team deployed Landrover with cas carers, which arrived on-scene just after ambulance guided by local community first responder. Team stood down.
54 8 Jun 2015 19:50
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8 Jun 2015 21:00

Idwal Falls

1 person: Walking

19 members attended
The person was walking from the road around the Ogwen Falls and tripped injuring his ankle. The incident was reported to the Ambulance who dispatched a crew to the scene. Once the location was clear, the crew requested MRT support for the short raise and carry to the A5
53 7 Jun 2015 11:30
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7 Jun 2015 15:00

Llanberis Waterfall

2 people: Swimming

8 members attended
Several male swimmers were reported as having problems in a waterfall area near Llanberis. Ogwen team members were asked to assist the other Emergency Services in the rescue. One swimmer was rescued but sadly the other two could not be saved.
52 6 Jun 2015 15:45
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6 Jun 2015 17:45

Bochlwyd path

1 person: Hill walking

19 members attended
incident photo Lady slipped and hurt her ankle. She continued to move down slowly herself. A passing team member came across her and called for a stretcher evac. Cas refused analgesia but was treated, loaded onto stretcher and evacuated to the road. She was transferred to her daughters car, who took her to hospital.
51 1 Jun 2015 12:05
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1 Jun 2015 13:30

Bryn Pedw

1 person: Walking

13 members attended
Two girls were out walking locally when one slipped and fell on a path injuring her ankle. Paramedic called but unable to extricate, so asked for assistance from MR. By the time the team arrived the Coastguard team was on site with sufficient numbers to extract the girl.
50 30 May 2015 09:40
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30 May 2015 10:30

Ogwen

1 person: Hill walking

8 members attended
The team was called out this morning to a male who had sustained a leg injury. The only information that was passed was that he was 'About half a mile from Llyn Ogwen and required a stretcher evacuation'. The RAF Leaming MRT was in the area so got deployed into high probability areas while our members attended base. A short time after, we received notification that the male had made his way off and was on his way to hospital.
49 29 May 2015 15:30
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29 May 2015 16:45

Sinister Gully, Bristly Ridge

1 person: Scrambling

10 members attended
A solo male walker was attempting to ascend Bristly Ridge by way of Sinister Gulley but he lost the route and became cragfast. Fortunately as a hill party was being deployed, the team were contacted by another climber who had assisted the stuck walker and was reporting him safe at the top of bristley ridge.So the Hill party returned to base.
48 27 May 2015 17:50
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27 May 2015 21:30

North Ridge Tryfan

2 people: Hill walking

19 members attended
Two walkers were descending the North Ridge of Tryfan having decided to retreat from the North Tower area. At some point both walkers fell some distance and suffered serious injuries. The man managed to walk down to the road to raise the alarm despite his injuries, but the lady had sadly passed away when the rescue team members located her. She was brought down off the mountain by stretcher and the family members were cared for at Oggie Base.
47 24 May 2015 12:00
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24 May 2015 15:30

Cwm Cneifion

Whistle blasts

10 members attended
A local climbing instructor reported hearing repeated blasts on a whistle for over 5 minutes whilst he was climbing on the Idwal Slabs. He finished the route and responded with his whistle but no further blasts were heard. He thought they had come from the Nameless Cwm area. A party of two were deployed onto the hill to investigate but nothing was found. However, other walkers had also heard the same whistles.
46 17 May 2015 14:50
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17 May 2015 16:15

Gwydir Forest

1 person: Mountain biking

12 members attended
The man was reported missing / overdue back at the Nant BH Car Park. The pair were cycling in the Forest main tracks and he decided to try a more direct route back to Nant BH. However after he was more than 1 hour overdue, his partner called 999. Team Leaders met with the informant and the main tracks were driven to try to quickly locate the man. During this time he arrived back at Nant BH safe and well. Unfortunately he had got lost soon after leaving her and then found himself in Betws-Y-Coed and decided to go back into the Forestry to find Nant BH. However during this return, he got lost again further delaying his return.
45 16 May 2015 23:15
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17 May 2015 01:15

Afon Anafon

Report of flashing lights and whistles

3 members attended
A walker returning to the top carpark at Aber after a long day on the hill reported flashing lights, a shout for help and 3 whistle blasts from across the river at the edge of the forest. He tried to make contact with the person but got no response so reported it to NWP. Two team members went to the location to investigate but could find no evidence of anyone needing help. False alarm with good intent.
44 16 May 2015 14:30
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16 May 2015 16:15

South Ridge Tryfan

1 person: Hill walking

20 members attended
incident photo A male walker in an organised group pulled a major muscle in his upper leg on the descent of the South Ridge of Tryfan. He tried to continue but was in considerable pain so the group asked for assistance. Team members at base were preparing to deploy but luckily 22 Squadron were able to locate and evacuate the man back to Oggie Base for onward transport to hospital.
43 14 May 2015 15:50
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14 May 2015 20:50

Foel Grach

2 people: Hill walking

12 members attended
Two foreign walkers left train station at Llanfairfechan to walk to Idwal YHA over the Carneddau. Not experienced in British hills and expected that footpaths on OS map indicated well marked trails. Followed landrover track to Drum and stone wall towards Foel fras and then got lost in low cloud and found the refuge on Foel Grach. Called NWP on his Belgium mobile to ask for advice, stated at refuge, soaking wet and cold in low cloud. Communications not possible with cas party as foreign mobile number not contactable. Small hill party sent in 4x4 to summit of Drum, plan to walk to Foel Grach. Cas party contacted police again and were put through to MRT. Agreed they would stay in the refuge. Hill party located lost party and escorted down and taken to YHA.
42 10 May 2015 15:20
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10 May 2015 19:50

North Ridge Tryfan

2 people: Hill walking

19 members attended
Two people lost the path on their descent of the North Ridge of Tryfan. As so many people do, they strayed on to the broken ground of the West Face and felt unable to continue down or go back up. Team members from Oggie and NEWSAR were deployed to locate them. They were found by a NEWSAR party and walked down to the road.
41 10 May 2015 13:15
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10 May 2015 17:00

Llyn Cowlyd

1 person: Hill walking

15 members attended
incident photo A female walker slipped on wet rock and suffered a leg injury close to Llyn Cowlyd. Because no contact could be made with the casualty party the team sent parties in from both ends of the reservoir to locate her. After treating her injury the team members were preparing for a stretcher carry, but a short break in the poor weather conditions allowed 22Sqn to fly in and winch her aboard for a short flight to hospital.
40 9 May 2015 17:10
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9 May 2015 19:10

Marin Trail

1 person: Mountain biking

16 members attended
A male mountain biker was reported as having head and shoulder injuries after falling off his bike on the Marin MTB Trail. The ambulance service were asking for assistance with getting to him, however as team members arrived on scene he was already walking down to the ambulance with the crew. Team members were stood down.
39 8 May 2015 15:10
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8 May 2015 17:00

North ridge Tryfan

2 people: Hill walking

12 members attended
Two walkers lost their way on the descent of the North Ridge due to the cloudy conditions. They were very low down on the mountain so a small hill party walked up to meet them and found them already making their own way down. Team members walked back to the road with them.
38 4 May 2015 10:45
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4 May 2015 14:00

Llyn y Foel, Moel Siabod

1 person: Hill walking

19 members attended
incident photo The couple were descending Moel Siabod close to Llyn y Foel when the male slipped on a rock and twisted his knee. There was immediate swelling and he was unable to walk. Team members were deployed to the scene to treat the casualty and assess his mobility. Although he tried to walk when his leg had been splinted it soon became obvious that a stretcher carry or helicopter was needed. Luckily 22 Squadron were already close by so were diverted to this incident and recovered the casualty for a short flight to hospital. Team members walked down with his partner.
37 2 May 2015 14:30
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2 May 2015 18:15

Pen yr Ole Wen

1 person: Hill walking

21 members attended
incident photo A party of 9 friends were descending from the top of Pen yr Ole Wen to Ogwen Cottage but the weather slowly deteriorated into blizzard conditions causing them to lose their way. They strayed onto the Braich Ty Du face and one of them started to feel the effects of exposure and was unable to continue down the very steep ground. Three of his friends continued to the road and alerted the attention of the MR vehicle returning from the previous incident. Several hill parties made their way to the scene and 22 Squadron were asked to assist due to the dangerous nature of the terrain for a stretcher carry. Expert flying in challenging weather allowed the winchman to snatch the casualty without coming off the wire. The remainder of the group were walked down to the road by the MRT members.
36 2 May 2015 12:40
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2 May 2015 14:45

Moel Faban

7 people: D of E expedition

19 members attended
A group of walkers found a party of 7 Duke of Edinburgh Expedition females cold and wet on the side of Moel Faban. They had no idea where they were and two of them seemed to be suffering the effects of exposure. The walkers kindly put up their tent and got the two worst girls into sleeping bags and then rang for help. Team vehicles managed to get close to scene and team members were with the girls soon after. Although cold the girls were then able to walk back to the vehicles and were taken back to their minibus.
35 2 May 2015 07:40
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2 May 2015 10:00

Llyn Diwaunydd

1 person: Hill walking

19 members attended
incident photo Two male friends had been camping by the side of the lake and had set off uphill to traverse over to Nant Gwynant. One of the men had a pre-existing heart condition and began to have chest pains so sensibly they called for help. The ambulance service, 22 Squadron and Ogwen MRO were all tasked at the same time so all went to scene. 22 Squadron were able to reach the scene despite difficult weather conditions and airlifted the casualty to hospital whilst his friend was brought off the mountain by MRT members.
34 25 Apr 2015 16:10
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25 Apr 2015 16:40

Carneddau

10 people: Hill walking

5 members attended
There was a report of an overdue party of 10 males who had been traversing the Carneddau from Aber to Ogwen as a practice run for the Welsh 1000m race. Contact was made with the party leader but he was unable to give his location. SARLOC was used to locate them about 400m above Oggie Base. No need for action by the team.
33 25 Apr 2015 09:55
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25 Apr 2015 15:15

Glyder Fach summit

1 person: Hill walking

21 members attended
incident photo A well experienced and well equipped party of three males were on a day walk from the Pen y Gwryd across the Glyderau. Unfortunately one man slipped on wet rock just below the Cantilever, put his hand out to stop the fall and dislocated his shoulder. Due to cloud cover on the summits 22Sqn were unable to get to the scene but deployed 12 MRT high up on the mountain. After pain relief and splinting the casualty was prepared to walk down as far as he felt able. He made an amazing effort and walked down to Cwm Tryfan before finally needing the stretcher. 22 Sqn were waiting for a break in the weather to return and evacuate the cas which did not arise until the lip of Cwm Tryfan, but it was gratefully received after a very long and wet stretcher carry. Thanks to Valley MRT who were also in the area and sent members to help with the carry.
32 21 Apr 2015 13:30
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21 Apr 2015 17:10

Llanfairfechan

1 person: Search for missing person

16 members attended
The team were asked to search for a vulnerable female in the Llanfairfechan area. SARDA were also asked to assist. As both teams were assembling at the RV point the stand down message came from NWP. The missing lady had been found safe and transferred to hospital for assessment.
31 15 Apr 2015 17:20
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15 Apr 2015 20:10

Moel Siabod

2 people: Hill walking

11 members attended
A couple went for a walk in the Moel Siabod area with no gear and no knowledge of their route. Not surprisingly they became lost in the dense hill mist that had been forecast. After 6 hours of wandering they called for assistance . They had absolutly no idea of their location but fortunately the team were able to get a Sarloc fix on them thereby saving a large search . A small party was dispatched to their location and they were walked of the hill.
30 14 Apr 2015 15:25
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14 Apr 2015 18:00

Bochlwyd path

1 person: Hill walking

18 members attended
incident photo A female walker slipped on the Bochlwyd path and tumbled about 5m resulting in head and facial injuries. Hasty team on scene before Heli, did primary survey, establishing cas was stable. Heli unable to position overhead, so Winchy and stretcher offloaded 100m below site. TMs assisted winchy to site. Cas loaded onto Stokes but aircraft still unable to hold in the overhead and landed on below again. Stokes caried down to waiting heli and evac'ed to Hospital
29 13 Apr 2015 15:05
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13 Apr 2015 18:55

Glyder Fawr

10 people: Hill walking

4 members attended
A party of ten friends were traversing the Glyders when they became disorientated on the route between Glyder Fawr and Fach. They spent an hour trying to work out their location. Being aware or the dangerous cliffs in the area they called for assistance. After some discussion, advice and monitering they were able to use their own map and compass to get themselves off the hill . Team vehicles were dispatched to bring them back to their cars .
28 9 Apr 2015 16:40
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9 Apr 2015 18:00

Devil's Kitchen

Shouts for help

12 members attended
climber on the Idwal Slabs reported hearing a male voice shouting for help, which he thought came from the Devil's Kitchen area. A team leader went to llyn Idwal to investigate but no-one else had heard the shouts. There was no obvious person in distress to be seen and goats were seen in the approximate area. No further action taken.
27 8 Apr 2015 16:40
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8 Apr 2015 18:00

Tryfan

1 person: Hill walking

4 members attended
A lady was reported missing after the group of 3 people became separated soon after leaving the summit of Tryfan. The trio had limited awareness of the area and minimal equipment. Following the 999 call, some initial investigation was done by MRT visiting the campsite to obtain more information. Following a number of messages, some contradictory possibly due to delays and mis-understandings, the group were eventually re-united and no further action was needed by MRT.
26 4 Apr 2015 20:25
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4 Apr 2015 21:20

Glyderau

1 person: Hill walking

8 members attended
The team had a call from the Idwal YHA warden to say a man was reporting his friend as missing/overdue from a walk on the Glyderau. They had last seen him at Castell Y Gwynt when two of them took the direct route over the castell whilst the missing man decided to find his way below it. They had continued to the road without seeing him again so were now concerned for his welfare. Luckily, as team members were deploying for the 5th incident of the day, the missing man was found just arriving at his car. No further action needed.
25 4 Apr 2015 19:40
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4 Apr 2015 22:15

Bochlwyd path

1 person: Hill walking

11 members attended
incident photo A female walker stepped in a hole close to the outflow of Bochlwyd and injured her ankle. The first report to the Team was several people calling in that a female screaming could be heard a distance above them. A small party was deployed into that area and the casualty was found on the Idwal path being assisted by her partner to move slowly downhill. It was decided that an aircraft was the best option as she was cold and in a lot of pain. 22 squadron evacuated her from the location to hospital for treatment. This was their 10,000 rescue! Congratulations to all at C flight, 22 squadron!
24 4 Apr 2015 17:25
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4 Apr 2015 19:40

North Ridge Tryfan

1 person: Hill walking

12 members attended
incident photo A couple were retreating from the North Ridge as they had decided it was too challenging for the female. They strayed on to a steep heather covered slope and unluckily the female slipped and dislocated her shoulder. Team members and 22 squadron attended the scene and she was flown to hospital for treatment.
23 4 Apr 2015 16:30
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4 Apr 2015 17:30

Pen yr Ole Wen

Dog rescue

5 members attended
Several people reported hearing a dog barking above Llyn Ogwen for more than an hour so a team member went to investigate. He could clearly see the dog stood on a rocky ledge about 100m above the lake. However, when a small hill party went to investigate the dog had disappeared, and no barking could be heard. Hopefully its owner had found it.
22 4 Apr 2015 12:40
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4 Apr 2015 15:30

North Ridge Tryfan

3 people: Scrambling

16 members attended
incident photo A group of 4 friends were scrambling on the lower section of the North Ridge of Tryfan when one of the party took a tumbling fall of about 30ft sustaining multiple injuries. Her fall was stopped by one of her friends who then also fell a distance and knocked over his wife, both sustaining minor injuries. Luckily, a Keswick MRT leader was on scene within minutes and was able to assess the scene and secure the casualties. Team members already on the hill were diverted to the scene and 22 Sqn were tasked. A back-up stretcher party was also deployed.The 2 casualties with minor injuries were flown directly to hospital whilst the third casualty was treated, splinted and prepared for a winch. She was then flown to hospital and the remaining member of the party walked down to the road with the rescue team. Thanks should be given to several members of the public who provided assistance during the rescue.
21 2 Apr 2015 16:20
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2 Apr 2015 20:30

Eastern Traverse, Tryfan

4 people: Hill walking

17 members attended
A family of four requested assistance after straying on to the Eastern Traverse after attempting to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan. They were not confident to continue or to retrace their steps. A hill party located them, roped them down a steep section and then walked them back down to the road.
20 1 Apr 2015 15:10
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1 Apr 2015 17:10

Idwal Path

1 person: Hillwalking

15 members attended
incident photo A female walker slipped on a muddy path descending from Cwm Idwal and sustained a painful ankle injury. A small stretcher party was deployed and the lady was evacuated to an ambulance at the roadside.
19 26 Mar 2015 06:40
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26 Mar 2015 12:40

Y Garn

2 people: Hill walking

11 members attended
incident photo Two male walkers had set off the day before to walk through the Devils'Kitchen, over Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach and then down to their campsite. A late start and a change in weather resulted in them becoming totally disorientated and lost as darkness fell. When they finally managed to get a phone signal at 06:30 one of them was semi conscious and the other was also suffering from hypothermia. It was extremely difficult to extract a location from them due to the high winds and slurred speech, but Y Garn seemed the probable search area. Ogwen team members and RAF Valley MRT members jointly searched the southern slopes of Y Garn with 22 Squadron assisting when possible as the cloud occasionally cleared. They were located on the north side of the summit of Y Garn having spent the night there trying to shelter from the weather. They were both hypothermic and unable to walk. They were rewarmed as much as possible then stretchered down to a small flat area where 22 Sqn were able to winch them aboard and fly them to hospital. All team members then returned to base. Llanberis MRT had also been on stand by to assist in case the heli could not extract.
18 21 Mar 2015 13:45
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21 Mar 2015 15:50

East Ridge Y Garn

1 person: Scrambling

7 members attended
A party of 3 set of up East Ridge of Y Garn and one male became stuck on a small sloping ledge whilst trying to reverse from a steep bit of the ridge having experienced some difficulties in following his son. He was unable to move from the ledge and felt it was very precarious so a 999 call was made for assistance. OVMRO responded and collect team members at Oggi Base, 22 Sqn was also requested to attend given the potential risk. They flew direct to the site and winched the casualty into the aircraft and returned him to Oggi Base, his son and friend continued to make their way down from the crag indpendently and were reunited with the casualty at Oggi Base after a couple of hours.
17 13 Mar 2015 14:20
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13 Mar 2015 17:30

Afon Conwy, south of Betws y Coed

1 person: Kayaking

12 members attended
incident photo A group of 3 kayakers were on the Afon Conwy south of Betws y Coed. The first male completed a rapid area successfully, however the second male to attempt it hit a rock with his shoulder causing significant injury. Initially his friends helped him to the edge of the river but they were then trapped in a steep sided ravine. 22 Sqn and the Team were both tasked and responded immediately to scene. The heli managed a difficult extraction of the casualty from the tree covered gorge and Team members assisted the other kayakers to retrieve all the boats. A co-ordinator from F&RS was also on scene to see if further assistance was needed.
16 12 Mar 2015 21:05
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12 Mar 2015 23:30

Great orme

1 person: Search for missing person

3 members attended
A vulnerable female was reported as missing from home and probably in the Great Orme area. One Team Leader organised possible search areas whilst 22 Squadron did the first search of the Orme. Luckily she was located quickly and flown to hospital.
15 7 Mar 2015 19:45
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7 Mar 2015 22:20

Cowlyd Reservoir

3 people: Hill walking

4 members attended
Three young male walkers had decided on a route from from Aber to Ogwen but the strong winds on Carnedd Llewelyn caused them to descend in to Cwm Eigiau to find shelter. They managed to get to Llyn Cowlyd and attempted to walk along its East shore, however it was now dark so they retreated to the dam and rang for help. Several NEWSAR team members were staying at Oggie Base so they deployed by vehicle, located the lost walkers and returned them to Oggie Base.
14 6 Mar 2015 14:10
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6 Mar 2015 19:20

North Ridge Tryfan

6 people: Hill walking

14 members attended
A party of 6 friends decided to climb Tryfan in high winds even though they were poorly equipped and had no knowledge of the mountain. High up on the North Ridge the party split up with one female making it to the top and the rest deciding that they could no longer move due to the wind. Both parties asked for help and were unwilling to help themselves. Team members went to both parties and escorted them back to the road. Poor judgement and inexperience were the cause of this event.
13 28 Feb 2015 13:20
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28 Feb 2015 16:30

Pen macho MTB trail

1 person: Mountain biking

12 members attended
A male mountain biker slipped off the final section of single track on the Penmachno track and fell into a small ravine, badly injuring his ankle . An ambulance crew were deployed to the scene who requested back-up from the team when they saw the location of the casualty. The Team doctor treated the injury and then the casualty made an admirable effort to help with his extraction by climbing a ladder to the top of the ravine. He was then stretchered to the ambulance by team members and several bikers who had stopped to help.
12 26 Feb 2015 14:30
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26 Feb 2015 16:00

Aber Falls

1 person: Hill walking

10 members attended
incident photo A member of a well organised Mountain Training group slipped on grass sustaining an ankle injury. Given the location and nature of the injury together with very limited contact with the Group in a known communcations "black-spot", it was decided to request the support of R122. During this time, 2 x Team Leaders went to the area to provide communications and support the operation whilst a MR response was built up at Base. The injured person was evacuated by R122 to Bangor for treatment
11 21 Feb 2015 22:45
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22 Feb 2015 00:30

Aber Falls area

2 people: Mountain biking

7 members attended
Two male mountain bikers were reported as overdue and possibly lost on the Carneddau. The information about their start point and intended route was extremely limited and the informant had last had contact with them about 7pm when they thought they were heading for the Roman Road above Aber. The decision was made to send 2 team vehicles to drive the tracks in that area to try to locate them. Luckily as the first vehicle was on route the pair arrived at Aber safe and well so the team was stood down.
10 15 Feb 2015 19:50
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16 Feb 2015 01:45

Gribin Ridge

2 people: Winter climbing

15 members attended
This very experienced and very well equipped couple had completed Tower Gully climb and started to descend the Gribin Ridge as darkness fell. Despite having walked this route before on numerous occasions they went astray on the 'Football Pitch' and failed to find the path down the ridge. They only had one torch and the female was becoming exhausted after a long strenuous day. Two hill parties set out to find them and they were located still high on the ridge. They were given extra clothing and hot drinks but it took a further 3 hours to slowly walk them off the mountain through increasingly wet and windy weather
9 14 Feb 2015 17:20
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14 Feb 2015 18:30

Carneddau

1 person: Hill walking

11 members attended
A man reported his partner missing on the Carneddau after they became separated somewhere near Carnedd Llewelyn earlier in the afternoon. He had reached the Ogwen Valley but his partner was uncontactable. As the team were preparing for a search the partner called to say she was walking out of Cwm Eigiau towards Tal y Bont. He was happy to collect her so no action was needed by Team members.
8 8 Feb 2015 16:10
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8 Feb 2015 18:15

Cwm Glas bach, Carnedd Dafydd

3 people: Winter climbing

16 members attended
A party of 4 walked up Afon Llafar from Gerlan. On reaching the Crib Lem area they saw a snowy gully and decided to ascend it. They then reached a hanging cwm and became stuck on the steep back wall of the cwm. Mobile phone comms with the cas party were poor. Whilst planning to deploy 1 group on foot from Ffynnon Llugwy and another party available on LZ to assist R122, the casualty party managed to contact passing climbers on the ridge above who heard the shouts and dropped a rope and extracted the cas party. No further action was required by the team.
7 8 Feb 2015 14:45
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8 Feb 2015 16:45

North Ridge Tryfan

2 people: Hill walking

16 members attended
A couple set off to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan, however they had little equipment or experience and the mountain was under full winter conditions. At some point on the ridge they decided they could go no further and tried to descend the way they had come but unfortunately strayed on to the West Face. When they rang for help they were unsure of their location but stated they may be able to get back up to the ridge but would need guidance on the correct way down. One team member already on the North Ridge tried to locate them whilst other team members gathered at Base. The pair managed to get back to the ridge and met up with some other walkers who guided them back off the mountain.
6 7 Feb 2015 20:50
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7 Feb 2015 00:15

Penrhyn Quarry

Lights, flare

3 members attended
The Team Leaders were contacted twice this evening, once with the report of a red flare sighted above the quarry and then later reports of a flashing torch in approximately the same area. As the quarry operates at night and is private property, NWP were asked to send an officer to the area to investigate and to contact the team again if there was further concern. Nothing found.
5 6 Feb 2015 13:10
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6 Feb 2015 15:00

Cwm Bochlwyd

1 person: Snow/ice climbing

14 members attended
A solo winter climber fell a considerable distance down Glyder Fach Main Face and sustained injuries to his ankle and chest. He managed to crawl downhill towards Llyn Bochlwyd for half an hour before being able to shout to some walkers close by. Because of the potentially serious chest injury the Ogwen TL immediately requested the help of 22 Squadron and RAF Valley MRT whilst team members made their way to base. Luckily flying conditions were good and the casualty was evacuated to hospital within the hour.
4 5 Feb 2015 19:55
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5 Feb 2015 23:45

Carnedd Llewelyn

2 people: Winter hill walking

9 members attended
incident photo Two males with two dogs reported themselves stuck in the snow on the Carneddau whilst attempting to walk from Ogwen to Dulyn Bothy. They had lots of equipment but a sprained ankle had slowed their progress. As they were close to the summit of Foel Fras they were persuaded to follow the wall towards Drum and 2 team vehicles were deployed to meet them. They actually made very good progress and were picked up by the vehicles on the Drum track. The hungry and thirsty dogs were very glad of the ride off the hill in the landrovers.
3 3 Feb 2015 15:50
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3 Feb 2015 17:15

Y Garn East Ridge

Shouts for help

11 members attended
A walker reported hearing screams and shouts apparently coming from the East Ridge of Y Garn and was concerned that someone may need help. A Team Leader questioned other walkers in the area and no-one else had heard screams but reported that there were lots of noisy children close to the lake. A small hill party deployed to Cwm Idwal but nothing could be heard so the team were stood down.
2 26 Jan 2015 11:35
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26 Jan 2015 12:30

Conwy Mountain

1 person: walking

6 members attended
A female walker, in a large group, slipped on the steep hillside and injured her leg. An ambulance crew were sent to the scene and they requested MRT back-up. As team members were making their way to the incident site a stand-down message was given as the air ambulance had landed close to the casualty. Subsequently, the air ambulance was unable to assist and 22 Squadron were then tasked, winched her aboard and flew her to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment.
1 17 Jan 2015 15:35
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17 Jan 2015 17:00

Aber Falls

1 person: Walking

10 members attended
A lady slipped on the steps leading to the footbridge and injured her back. WAST deployed a paramedic in an RRV but asked for MRT back-up as they were unsure how far from vehicle access she was. Luckily a warden was able to unlock the gate for the paramedic so he was on scene and had walked the lady to his vehicle before the first MRT vehicle arrived. The team were stood down.

There have been 86 incidents involving 153 people so far this year.


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