Posted: Wed 26th Feb 2020

Updated: Wed 26th Feb

Mold based rescue team NEWSAR called to injured walker on Moel Famau on Tuesday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

A Flintshire based rescue team were called out on Tuesday afternoon to reports an injured walker on Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range.

The North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) team based in Mold, were called by police and the ambulance service at 12.30pm to assist with the walker who was suffering a lower leg injury.

A team spokesperson said: “We had limited location information initially and this resulted in a search along several possible routes. 

He was found on one of the quieter paths and hadn’t seen any passers by which is unusual for a busy hill.

We usually use some “phone wizardry” to locate people, but it doesn’t always work and we went back to basics with “rapid search parties” moving quickly along trails. 

Once located the man was assessed by our Casualty Carer and then assisted to a location where he could be collected by a team Landrover.

He was then taken to the road and family/friends took him to hospital. Get well soon!”

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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