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Temperature 10.3 °C
Feels like 6.7 °C
Rainfall rate 1.4mm/hr
Pressure 965.7 mb
Rising Slowly
Wind 247 ° WSW 10.0 mph
Last reading 17:40 28/07/21

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27/07/2021 - Aber Falls

The team were called to a male walker with a knee injury in an unspecified location. The call had originally gone to the ambulance service and the location was not clear due to a poor phone signal. After further investigation it became clear that the casualty was at the base of Aber Falls. Local team members went direct to the scene, whilst a team vehicle with extra kit was brought round from Oggie Base. The leg was splinted and the casualty was carried on a stretcher the short distance to the team vehicle, which then transported him back to the family car for the journey to hospitlal.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

Oggie base

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 £100,000.

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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