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OVMRO Incidents

No. Details Description
45 12 Dec 1987
to
12 Dec 1987

Ysgolion Duon Start Of E Gully

1 person: Winter Climbing

Casualty was leading 1st pitch when one ice axe came out. His wrist slipped out of loop of other axe and he fell. Carried down to floor of cwm then picked up by C Flight 22 Sqn.Compound fracture of lower tibia and fibula
44 7 Dec 1987
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7 Dec 1987

Llanfairfechan Quarry Above

1 person: Local Incident

Recovery of a body from a level in the Quarry. Time and date of all not known. Possible suicide. Fatal Possible suicide
43 29 Nov 1987
to
29 Nov 1987

Moelwyns N Of Tan Y Grisiau

4 people: Walking

Report of an overdue party on an extended walk. Route flown by 22 Sqn. The four came down to the Crimea without any clear ideas of where they had been.
42 25 Nov 1987
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25 Nov 1987

Glyder Fach Miners Track

6 people: Hill Walking

Party started to walk up the Miners Track from Pen y Gwryd. 40 minutes into walk the casualty collapsed. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Team not committed to hill. Fatal heart attack
41 21 Nov 1987
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21 Nov 1987

Idwal Slabs E Of Walk Off

3 people: Climbing

Party of 3 got stuck trying to descend from Idwal Slabs. They had no torches. Collected and escorted down. During this operation there was a report of 2 others overdue.
40 21 Nov 1987
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21 Nov 1987

Devils Kitchen Clogwyn Y Geifr

7 people: Hill Walking

Casualty separated from party trying to find the route down the Kitchen. Party was well spread out. Fatal Multiple injuries
39 15 Nov 1987
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15 Nov 1987

Idwal Slabs E Side Of

2 people: Climbing

Party started late leaving their packs at base of Slabs. Completed route and Walk Off then got benighted trying to find way down to Base. Collected and escorted down
38 14 Nov 1987
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14 Nov 1987

Dinas On A5 4km From Betws Y Coed

1 person: Water Sport

Casualty was bailing out canoe when he slipped and injured ankle. Team assisted Ambulance and Police personnel to evacuate casulty to road. Ankle fracture
37 6 Nov 1987
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6 Nov 1987

Idwal Slabs Ordinary Route Top Of

3 people: Climbing

Party started route at 14.30 hrs. Got to the top of the Ordinary Route and then could not find the way along the Walk Off route. Benighted with no torches. Collected and escorted to safety
36 1 Nov 1987
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1 Nov 1987

Bochlwyd Buttress Eliminate

1 person: Rock Climbing

Casualty took a leader fall of about 40 ft. Some protection held. He walked down with a little assistance. Sprained ankle with various bruises and cuts
35 18 Oct 1987
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18 Oct 1987

N Carneddau Afon Anafon

1 person: Hill Walking

Group had camped on Saturday night West of stream. Casualty tried to cross stream in spate with pack and was swept away. Body found about 200 yards down stream. Drowned
34 27 Sep 1987
to
27 Sep 1987

Glyder Fach Main Cliff Upper

1 person: Rock Climbing

Casualty was carrying a plaque in memory of Ian Richards. He slipped on greasy rock and fell. Distance not known. He was able to shout loudly for help. He was evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Scalp wound, ankle sprain and bruising of shoulder
33 27 Sep 1987
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27 Sep 1987

Tryfan And Glyderau

1 person: Walking

Husband reported his wife missing. Person had completed intended route descending the Devil's Kitchen. A false alarm with best of intentions
32 19 Sep 1987
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19 Sep 1987

Milestone Buttress

5 people: Rock Scrambling

The casualties separated from party and retreated down North Ridge of Tryfan. Became stuck in a gully. They slipped and decided to stay put. Fractured ribs and scalp laceration
31 29 Aug 1987
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29 Aug 1987

Glyder Fach Bristley Ridge Start Of

1 person: Rock Scrambling

Casualty was assisting some people in difficulty when boulder casualty was standing on fell away. He fell about 30 ft. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn.Colles fracture of wrist and large diagonal laceration to leg
30 17 Aug 1987
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17 Aug 1987

Glyder Fach Start Of Main Gully

1 person: Fell Running

Casualty appeared to have fallen some distance down Main Gully. Found by c Flight 22 Sqn. Fatal
29 17 Aug 1987
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17 Aug 1987

Milestone Butt Path At Side

1 person: Rock Scrambling

Casualty scrambling on rocky path slipped and fell about 20 ft. Possible fracture to leg
28 16 Aug 1987
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16 Aug 1987

Milestone Butt Canopy Route

1 person: Rock Climbing

Casualty fell off second pitch of Canopy Route. Runner came out. Stopped on ledge of first stance. Scalp laceration
27 30 Jul 1987
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30 Jul 1987

Devils Kitchen - Nant Cwm Idwal

1 person: Walking

Casualty out by herself and got into a position from which she could not move. Snatched by C Flight 22 Sqn and taken to Oggi Base
26 28 Jul 1987
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28 Jul 1987

Carneddau Central

4 people: Walking (D of E)

Party on DoE Silver practise reported overdue at check point. They came down in good order before ground teams deployed.
25 18 Jul 1987
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18 Jul 1987

Bochlwyd Path

1 person: Hill Walking

Casualty was descending the Bochlwyd Path. Tripped and tumbled about 15 ft. Comatose when picked up. Some underlying psychological problem. Carried down to Idwal. Fracture of wrist, cut on lip and grazes
24 14 Jul 1987
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14 Jul 1987

Cwm Bochlwyd

1 person: Hill Walking

Casualty slipped and damaged arm. Walked down with a little encouragement. Arm laceration
23 12 Jul 1987
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12 Jul 1987

Glyder Fach Bristley Ridge Start Of

1 person: Rock Scrambling

Casualty fell whilst scrambling. Start of fall not seen. Fell in excess of 50 ft. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Head fracture, fracture of Maxilla, Fracture of Mandible and Fracture of right lower Orbit
22 27 May 1987
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27 May 1987

Glyder Fach Bristley Ridge

1 person: Rock Scrambling

Casualty knocked knee which displaced patella. Reduced on scene then evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Subluxed patella
21 25 May 1987
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25 May 1987

Betws Y Coed Miners Bridge

1 person: Local Incident

Casualty stumbled on path and fell into river. Team assisted Ambulance personnel with evacuation using a tension traverse. Mast pants used with effect. Depressed head fracture
20 24 May 1987
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24 May 1987

Tryfan E Face Thompsons Chimney

2 people: Rock Climbing

Casualty took a leader fall of about 40 ft. Fracture of maxilla, fracture of Scaphoid
19 23 May 1987
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23 May 1987

Cwm Bochlwyd 200 Ft Below Bwlch

1 person: Hill Walking

Casualty was trying to do 100 miles in 48 hours. Collapsed with exhaustion. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Exhaustion and Hypothermia
18 16 May 1987
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16 May 1987

Glyder Fawr High Pastures

1 person: Fell Running

Casualty out for a training run. Started up High Pastures and became hopelessly stuck. Extricated and brought down to safety
17 16 May 1987
to
16 May 1987

Idwal Slabs Lazarus

1 person: Rock Climbing

Casualty took a leader fall of about 100 ft. The second did not hold him and his runners popped out. Lifted from top of Charity by C Flight 22 Sqn. Crush fracture of L 1, Elbow fracture Olecrannon, fracture left index finger and Severe scalp lacerations
16 10 May 1987
to
10 May 1987

Idwal Slabs Homicide Wall 2nd Pitch

1 person: Rock Climbing

Casualty was leading above his grade. Ran out of strength and decided to jump off. Fell about 40 ft. His second held him as did his runners. He was lowered off and walked down with assistance. Abrasions to left forehead
15 2 May 1987
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2 May 1987

Gribin Facet Western End

1 person: Hill Walking

Party descending Gribin Ridge. Casualty tripped and twisted knee. Carried down to Idwal. NBI Medial Cartilage
14 21 Apr 1987
to
21 Apr 1987

Llyn Cowlyd Side Of

1 person: Hill Walking

Casualty slipped on steep ground as he was taking off his pack. Cut to back of head
13 18 Apr 1987
to
18 Apr 1987

Moel Siabod Near Summit

1 person: Hill Walking

Casualty collapsed whilst descending. Blacked out for a short time. Evacuated by c Flight 22 sqn. Exhaustion
12 16 Apr 1987
to
16 Apr 1987

Glyder Fawr N Slope Cwm Idwal

1 person: Hill Walking

Party lost route of descent. Casualty slipped and tumbled about 100 ft. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Head NA NA NBI Sur Minor head injuries / Body NK NK NBI Sur Bruises and abrasions
11 14 Mar 1987
to
14 Mar 1987

Ysgolion Duon Start Western Gully

1 person: Winter Climbing

Casualty was leading 1st pitch of Western Gully. Crampons balled up and he slipped off falling some 150 ft. Lowered from crag then evacuated by c Flight 22 Sqn. Fracture of posterior arch of C 1 No paralysis
10 14 Mar 1987
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14 Mar 1987

Pen Yr Ole Wen S E Slope

3 people: Walking

Party lost path down to Glandenna and became benighted on S E slope of Pen yr Ole Wen. Bivvied and came down S Ridge in day light but it took them 3 hours to descend.
9 12 Mar 1987
to
12 Mar 1987

Milestone Buttress 1st Pitch Pulpit

1 person: Abseiling

Casualty having completed abseil instruction was abseiling when rope came off abseil point. Fell about 40 ft. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. Fracture mid shaft Tibia and Fibula, bruising to ribs
8 24 Feb 1987
to
24 Feb 1987

Tryfan Near Summit

2 people: Scrambling

Casualty stuck with fatigue and fright. Grossly over weight. She expected to be carried down. Told the facts of the case and she walked down with assistance.
7 24 Feb 1987
to
24 Feb 1987

Glyder Fach Above Coll Gully

3 people: Walking

The pair became separated from third member of party without any kit. Became stuck on Main Cliff. Collected and brought to safety
6 17 Feb 1987
to
17 Feb 1987

Cwm Idwal Near Slabs

1 person: Winter Climbing

Casualty practising crampon technique. Tripped on water ice and fell about 40 ft. Landed in small pool. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sqn. 2.5 inch Laceration to front scalp, Core Temp 34.5 C, extensive bruises and abrasions
5 14 Feb 1987
to
14 Feb 1987

Braich Ty Du 500 Ft Above A 5

5 people: Walking

Party lost descent route from Pen yr Ole Wen. Became cragfast on Braich Tu Du. Collected and brought to safety
4 1 Feb 1987
to
1 Feb 1987

Devil's Kitchen Base Of Ramp Climb

1 person: Winter Climbing

Casualty was soloing on poor ice. One ice axe came out. Hell fell about 30 ft. Sprained ankle
3 24 Jan 1987
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24 Jan 1987

Glyder Fach Start Of Bristley Ridge

1 person: Rock Scrambling

Casualty hit on foot by falling boulder. Evacuated by C Flight 22 Sq. Crush injury to foot
2 17 Jan 1987
to
17 Jan 1987

Devil's Kitchen Broad Gully To N w

2 people: Winter Climbing

First casualty tripped walking up frozen water course. Tumbled about 150 ft. Evacuated by c Flight 22 Sqn. Second casualty was hit on head by ice axe falling from helicopter. He walked down. Scalp laceration
1 4 Jan 1987
to
4 Jan 1987

Devil's Kitchen Path Down From

1 person: Hill Walking

Casualty slipped whilst crossing stream. Fell about 30 ft. Possible leg fracture

There were 45 incidents involving 82 people for the year 1987.


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