Unwell person on Offa’s Dyke near Chirk
The Team was asked to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service to recover a male casualty suffering from severe chest pains, from a difficult to reach location close to the Offa’s Dyke Path near Chirk. There was a possibility that the casualty’s condition could deteriorate and become a medical emergency, and an Air-Ambulance helicopter was requested. Unfortunately, local weather conditions prevented a helicopter extraction, but NEWSAR policy is to send team members by road to cover the eventuality of the aircraft being unable to evacuate. NEWSAR members attended the scene and conveyed the casualty to the road ambulance. All of us at NEWSAR wish the casualty a speedy recovery.