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Sunday Exercise 19/2/2012 – Foel Fenlli

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The exercise today was to locate a casualty “somewhere near the top of Foel Fenlli”.  Lisa (one of our team members) had “unfortunately fallen off the path” and had phoned in for assistance with some general information about her location.

The team deployed on the short walk to the summit and a quick trip around the top found Lisa in one of the ditches that ring the summit and form the defences of the historic Iron Age fort.  She had a “lower leg injury” and mysteriously went unconscious, just to test the Casualty Carer a bit more!

Equipment was brought up to deal with the stabilisation of the casualty and carry out an evacuation.  We asked for a helicopter, as an unconscious casualty is always treated as a priority case.  But of course, for the purposes of the exercise, none was available.  So it was down to us to carry Lisa off.

We were helped by the snowy conditions that allowed for the stretcher to be sledged for most of the way, before the snow ran out and we completed a normal “carry” with 8 persons around the stretcher at a time.

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