Posted: Mon 11th Jan 2016

Search & rescue team called into action at Loggerheads to save Molly the spaniel

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 11th, 2016

NEWSAR Team was called out to help rescue Molly the spaniel. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

After sending team members to various locations across England and Wales to help with the flood relief in December, volunteers from the North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) team proved again that the Team deals with more than just mountains.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On Sunday afternoon, the Team was called out to help rescue Molly the spaniel who had fallen down a 4 – 5m hole in Loggerheads Country Park.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Molly was on a walk with her owner Neil Partridge from Pantymwyn when she fell in the hole near Devil’s Gorge.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Neil realised that he wouldn’t be able to rescue Molly by himself and called the Team for help. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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NEWSAR sent a small party of team members who set up a basic rope system and, using a large bag, managed to haul Molly to safety. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Damon Winterbottom, one of the charity’s Deputy Team Leaders, said ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Many people think that NEWSAR just deals with incidents in the hills but we do much more than that.  We were pleased to be able to help Neil and reunite him with Molly”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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This was the second callout of the weekend for NEWSAR.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On Saturday evening the Team was contacted to help two females who had become disoriented on Moel Famau in the fog.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The two managed to find the path down to their car before NEWSAR volunteers were deployed to search for them. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Find out more about the fantastic work the North East Wales Search and Rescue Team do: click here ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Picture: Colin Martin | NEWSAR ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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