Fallen walker on Moel Sych in the Berwyn Mountains
NEWSAR assistance was requested by Dyfed-Powys Police, following a report that a man had fallen 60 ft (18 metres) down a steep hillside near Moel Sych in the Berwyns. One of the NEWSAR Landrovers and a small contingent of team members deployed immediately from a community event that the Team was supporting, and headed out to Pistyll Rhaeadr, followed by additional members in personal vehicles. Due to the possibility of serious injuries, the HM Coastguard helicopter from St Athan was requested, and an Air Ambulance helicopter at Oswestry also deployed to assist. Both helicopters arrived at the accident location before NEWSAR members, and the casualty was evacuated from the scene in the Coastguard aircraft, along with the doctor from the Air Ambulance.
NEWSAR members then deployed to the accident location to check on the welfare of the injured man’s companion, who had been witnessed descending the steep slope to assist the fallen walker. The companion was eventually traced and the Team stood down. Fortunately, the fallen walker did not sustain serious injuries, and the Team wish him a speedy recovery.
Picture shows team members back at Pistyll Rhaeadr after the callout.