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Temperature 14.8 °C
Feels like 14.8 °C
Rainfall rate 0.0mm/hr
Pressure 974.3 mb
Rising Slowly
Wind 37 ° NE 0.0 mph
Last reading 22:40 17/09/21

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16/09/2021 - Cwm Idwal

A call came in via 999 roamer number to say that an older woman had fallen 30ft and sustained a head injury in the Cwm Idwal area. Two team members who were on the hill were diverted from their walk towards Cwm Idwal, plus two team members were deployed from base with cas care kit. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was tasked to search, successfully spotted the casualty and deployed the winchman. Team members arrived and helped the winchman package the casualty who was then winched off and flown to hospital.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

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Oggie base in the Ogwen Valley

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO), or Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen as we are known in the native Welsh language, is a voluntary mountain rescue team responding to incidents in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Ogwen Valley, Glyderau, and Carneddau mountain ranges and surrounding area in northern Snowdonia. We are on-call 24 hours a day, throughout the year.

Team performing a technical rescue exercise

Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who have a wide variety of day jobs. Team members are all mountaineers with vast local knowledge and first aid training. Many have expertise in casualty care, advanced first aid, emergency driving, and water rescue.

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We are all proud of the voluntary tradition of the mountain search and rescue service. We are a registered charity and rely on donations to run our life-saving public service. There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £115,000.

Assisting a local farmer with stuck sheep!

If you wish to know more or would like to sponsor us, visit our donations page.

 

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