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Mold based rescuers NEWSAR called to injured hiker near Corwen

A Flintshire based rescue team were called out last night after a hiker was injured near Corwen.

The North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) team based in Mold, were called to the scene after reports that the one of the three walkers had slipped and suffered a suspected fracture to their lower leg

The casualty was given first aid before volunteers used a rope system to protect the move of the stretcher down to our Landrover.

They were then carefully driven back down to the road for handover to Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew.

NEWSAR posted a video showing the weather during Sunday nights operation.

A spokesperson said:

“Horrible night to be out and we were glad to be able to get the casualty sorted and off to hospital. Massive thanks to the local farmer for access, which made the evacuation much easier, quicker and more comfortable for the casualty.”

NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation which is on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Their primary operating area is in North East Wales mainly covering the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and parts of Conwy and Powys.

The team also regularly assists Mountain Rescue teams elsewhere in North Wales as well as Lowland Search and Rescue teams in Cheshire and Shropshire.

NEWSAR volunteers also assist Police in searching for vulnerable people who are missing from home or those in need of rescue.

All team members are volunteers and we do not receive any payment for providing this service to the Police.

It costs approximately £25,000 a year to run the Team – this covers fuel and repairs for vehicles, protective equipment for team members, training courses and team equipment such as ropes, stretchers etc.

As NEWSAR is a Registered Charity the vast majority of this money is raised through grants, individual donations, legacies, street collections and collection tins.

For further details of their fundraising activities, visit the Fundraising Page

 

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