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54 Cwm Idwal

19 Apr 2018 09:40
0 hours 50 minutes


Shouts
1 member attended
A walker reported to NWP that they had heard shouts for help in the Cwm Idwal area. No further info was available and no contact could be made with the informant. Due to the large amount of people in Cwm Idwal and no further calls to NWP the team decided not to deploy unless further calls were received. There are also many goats in that area at present.
53 North Ridge Tryfan

18 Apr 2018 16:35
3 hours 40 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
14 members attended
A couple of walkers lost their way on the descent of the North Ridge. There was very limited information initially and no contact with the walkers, however they made a second 999 call which provided more information. Two hill parties were sent out to look for them on the West Face and they were spotted from the road and seemed to be close to the Canon rock. Team members located them and waked them back to the road. They had become exhausted by repeated attempts to descend the West Face directly.
52 Llangefni

11 Apr 2018 22:10
2 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Recovery
12 members attended
Team members assisted NWP with an incident in the Llangefni area.
51 Aber falls

10 Apr 2018 12:30
2 hours 30 minutes


Incident
7 members attended
There was a report to NWP of a brightly coloured item on a rock face close to Aber Falls, and the concern was that it could be a fallen walker as it was directly below the path. MRT members and NWP Officers deployed to the area and decided it was probably a rucksack, this was confirmed when a NWP drone was also used to scan the area.
50 West face, Tryfan

7 Apr 2018 19:15
1 hours 25 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
A couple of walkers reported via a member of their family that they were lost in cloud on the summit of Tryfan. Contact was made with the walkers who reported they had a panic in cloud on the summit but had now descended below the cloud and found a path and could see the road. MRT put on standby, SARLOC sent and grid confirmed at the bottom of Western gully. Lost party agreed to make to road and call / text MRT when safely down. MRT troops held on standby until lost walkers confirmed as safely down.
49 Rhoscolyn, Anglesey

6 Apr 2018 14:30
0 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Coastal path walking
1 member attended
A 20 year old female member of an organised walking group was reported as having had a fall and badly bruised her leg on the Anglesey coastal path near Rhoscolyn. As the incident was confirmed on the coastal path it was transferred to the Coastguard at Holyhead OVMRO offerred assistance to coastguard but no MRT deployed.
48 Carneddau

3 Apr 2018 23:40
6 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
2 members attended
An informant reported that his friend was overdue from a mountain walk, last contact being mid afternoon from the summit of Carnedd Dafydd. No contact could be made with the overdue person and there was no specific route plan or search area, so it was decided to wait until morning before MRT deployment. She arrived at a house in Trefriw, safe and well, early morning presumably after walking through the night.
47 Idwal Footpath

3 Apr 2018 14:25
0 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Walking
4 members attended
A male walker was seen to have a seizure whilst walking on the Idwal footpath. His group felt he was unable to walk so asked for help. However, in the 20 mins it took for MRT members to arrive the group had assisted him down and he was on his way to hospital. Team stood down.
46 Great Orme

3 Apr 2018 14:10
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
13 members attended
An elderly male walker took a short fall and ended up on steep ground above a cliff. He was not confident to move from this position so asked for help. Several Police Officers were able to reach him, but waited for MRT to arrive to provide rope assistance back to safe ground. At this point he was transferred to the Coastguard Helicopter as he had also suffered a head injury in the fall.
45 West Face Tryfan

2 Apr 2018 13:00
4 hours 30 minutes


Shouts for help
9 members attended
A walker descending from Western Gully reported possible shouts for help from West Face of Tryfan. He had concern for two walkers that had recently climbed past him who were poorly equipped for the snow conditions. A small hill party was deployed to the Western Gully area but nothing was found.
44 Llandudno Junction

2 Apr 2018 12:25
4 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Search for missing person
3 members attended
Continuation of search for male missing from Llandudno. Further information provided to NWP indicated an area close to the RSPB sanctuary may be of interest. A trailing dog and air scenting dogs from SARDA were deployed and their findings reported back to NWP. The male was not found.
43 Llyn Menynllyn

1 Apr 2018 18:40
1 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
2 members attended
Two walkers descended to Llyn Melynllyn in poor weather, instead of their intended route to Gerlan. They asked for advice on how to return to Gerlan. They walked down to Trawsbwll where they were met by a local team member, who then drove them the short distance to Y Bedol from where they were going to organise a taxi.
42 Idwal footpath

31 Mar 2018 14:20
2 hours 5 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
16 members attended
A male walker had just started up the Idwal path with his friends when they stopped for a photo. He jumped down from a boulder, slipped and injured his ankle. Team members already at base were on scene quickly to treat the injury, followed soon after by a stretcher party. He was given pain relief, splinted and then carried the short distance back to the road to be transferred to the ambulance.
41 Northern Carneddau

30 Mar 2018 19:20
4 hours 25 minutes

4 people
D of E Expedition
8 members attended
Four members of a D of E group were reported as overdue for their overnight camp in the Llyn Eigiau area. Their supervisor had made contact and they reported themselves lost in cloud but otherwise fine. SARLOC was used and placed the group in the river valley close to the top of Aber Falls, so it was agreed that the supervisor would go there to sort the situation. The team stayed on stand by in case any help was needed. Eventually 2 of the group walked out to Aber and asked from assistance at a house, so the owner kindly walked up the mountain and retrieved the other 2 party members.
40 Llandudno

30 Mar 2018 03:00
14 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
13 members attended
The team were asked to assist NWP with a search for a vulnerable male missing from his home location in Llandudno. Initially a trailing dog and an air scenting dog from SARDA were deployed to search his likely direction of travel. Later in the morning ground parties were deployed into the local woodland areas. The man was not located and the team stood down pending any further information from NWP.
39 South Ridge Tryfan

28 Mar 2018 17:55
1 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
13 members attended
A male walker took a fall close to the summit of Tryfan and injured his knee. The other members of his group strapped it but he was still unable to walk so he set off down the hill on his bottom. They asked for MRT assistance as their progress was understandably slow. The Coastguard Helicopter was able to reach him, winch him aboard and take him to the local hospital. Good effort.
38 Llyn Ogwen

26 Mar 2018 10:10
2 hours 30 minutes


Removal of ordnance
2 members attended
NWP had a report of possible ordnance in a rocky area north of Llyn Ogwen, so the team were asked to support the EOD team who had been called in to remove the items. On arrival at the location it was soon determined that none of the items posed any danger so they were collected and taken away by the EOD team.
37 Bristley Ridge

24 Mar 2018 12:20
5 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
8 members attended
Two males had walked over Tryfan and decided to continue up Bristley Ridge. At some point they became separated on the ridge and one made it to the top but there was no sign of his friend. He managed to get voice contact with his friend who had attempted to scramble up a steep rocky crag and had become stuck about 50m below the summit. There was no safe way for him to move from his ledge and his friend was not equipped to assist him. A small hill party walked up to the location, roped down to the casualty, and then lowered him down to the scree path below. He then walked down with MR members.
36 Cwm Caseg

18 Mar 2018 07:15
3 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Camping
9 members attended
A male on a navigational exercise became extremely unwell during the night camp. He was with a group of 10 other people and they decided he would be ok until the morning. However, at first light he had become very weak and dehydrated so they called for help. Because of the blizzard conditions and low temperatures the Coastguard Helicopter was requested, backed up by RAF MRT ground troops and Oggie troops. The heli managed to locate and extract the casualty whilst the RAF MRT met up with the remainder of the party and walked them down to the road.
35 Bull Bay

17 Mar 2018 18:45
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Search for missing person
1 member attended
NWP reported a vulnerable male missing in the Bull Bay area of Anglesey. The request was passed to SARDA to action as a trailing dog was the first resource needed. OVMRO stayed on stand-by to assist if necessary. Coastguard Helicopter R936 was also deployed and located the casualty on the headland. He was picked up and transported to Bangor Hospital for treatment.
34 Aber Falls

12 Mar 2018 19:20
2 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
14 members attended
Two experienced UK summer hill walkers left Aber falls car park at 10am to complete a circular route above the falls and return to the car park. The party got lost at SH 667 695 and were unhappy to contine due to steep ground and river crossing in flood and called police for MRT assistance. Cas party located via SARLOC, MRT call out and Helicopter requested due to the winter temperatures. Cas party airlifted to Caernarfon Air Base, taxi back to their accomodation
33 Drosgl

10 Mar 2018 16:30
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
Group of 7 walkers out on Carneddau when one walker suffered possible right leg fracture. Spoke to informant and SARLOC sent. R936 requested through NWP and arrived on scene. After picking up casualty R936 took him to hospital. Remaining walkers walked out to Gerlan and were met by 2 MRT
32 North Ridge Tryfan

10 Mar 2018 10:30
4 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
Two inexperienced walkers set off up the N ridge of Tryfan. Upon reaching the North Tower they realised the terrain steepened severly and were worried of the current slippy ground conditions, whereupon they rang NWP. A party of 4 MRT were deployed from Milestone layby up the North ridge. Upon speaking to them by phone they had descended slightly and were told to stay put due to the current intermittent phone comms being experienced. MRT reached them and escorted them safely back down the North ridge to the road. All returned to Oggi Base where the walkers were debriefed
31 Bwlch Tryfan

8 Mar 2018 12:35
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
6 members attended
A solo male walker was moving up a 30 degree angle wet snow slope when the snow slid away resulting in him sliding down the slope injuring his ankle. The injury prevented further walking and he called 999 for help. The MRT were mobilised and given the good weather conditions and the time needed for MRT to reach the casualty, the support of the Coastguard Helicopter was requested. Team members assembled at Base and the R936 SAR-H aircraft recovered the casualty and flew him to hospital for treatment.
30 Y Garn

3 Mar 2018 19:00
1 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Winter climbing
11 members attended
A solo male was reported overdue from a day out on Banana Gully on Y Garn. His partner was concerned for his welfare and contacted NWP. A team member established that his car was still at Ogwen and the team were called out. However, he returned safe and well a very short time later having being delayed on his descent by the strong winds. False alarm with good intent.
29 Llanfairfechan

28 Feb 2018 18:55
1 hours 5 minutes

1 person
Sledging
9 members attended
A 13 year old girl fell from her sledge and injured her lower back. An ambulance was requested and MRT were also asked to assist as she was in a field. The ambulance arrived shortly before MR and treated the girl, and the team vehicle waited on scene until the ambulance was back on the road.
28 Y Garn

27 Feb 2018 17:25
2 hours 20 minutes

2 people
Winter climbing
16 members attended
incident photo Two well equipped but relatively inexperienced males had successfully climbed Banana Gully on Y Garn but were then unable to find their way down. They located the top of the East Ridge, their planned descent route, but did not feel confident to descend the steep ground. Having traversed back to the south of the summit area the visibility was limited and again they lacked confidence to descend the easy snow slope to Llyn Y Cwn. They sheltered in bivvi bags and requested MRT assistance. Team members were deployed to locate them, however the Coastguard helicopter tasked to the previous job was able to be re-tasked to this incident. Despite difficult flying conditions due to recirculating snow, the aircraft was able to pick them up and return them to Oggie Base.
27 West Face Tryfan

27 Feb 2018 17:05
2 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
16 members attended
incident photo Several reports of shouts for help from the West Face of Tryfan were received by NWP. As the team were gathering one informant had managed to locate the casualty in a gully and suspected he may have a broken ankle. As the team were getting ready to deploy the Coastguard Helicopter managed to locate and winch the casualty and drop him off at Oggie Base for onward transport to hospital. The walker had set off at 2pm wearing summer boots and clothing, with no winter equipment, to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan in full winter conditions. On his retreat he fell and injured his ankle. Lucky for him that someone heard his shouts for help.
26 Gwydyr Forest, Betws

20 Feb 2018 15:00
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
10 members attended
A male mountain biker fell off his bike and landed on a tree stump, causing a chest injury and difficulty in breathing. Team members gathered at Oggie Base and in Betws by which time both an EMRTS helicopter and the Coastguard helicopter R936 were on scene so the team were stood down.
25 East of Dulyn Reservoir

18 Feb 2018 16:00
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
13 members attended
A couple reported meeting a solo male walker with a sprained ankle walking slowly back towards Pen Y Gadair carpark. They had given him a walking pole and then continued on their route, however they were concerned about his very slow pace. They called for MR assistance and then helped him back down to Cerrig Cochion dam. Here he was met by TMs in a 4x4 who drove him back to his car.
24 Cwm Cneifion

16 Feb 2018 12:50
6 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Winter scrambling
10 members attended
A poorly equipped and prepared male called his girlfriend to report that he was stuck on Dolmen Ridge on Glyder Fach and unable to move on the snow. She made the 999 call and by fortunate use of SARLOC it transpired that he was in the Nameless Cwm and stuck in a gully. Given the potential severity of the situation and the changeable weather, Team Members from Llanberis MRT and the RAF Valley MRT were asked to assist in the operation. Team Members were flown by R187 (St. Athan) to a high location on the Gribin Ridge whilst other Team Members were able to move up to the Cwm and locate the stuck person, secure him and bring him to safety.
23 Hill above Gerlan

16 Feb 2018 00:20
0 hours 50 minutes


Report of lights
1 member attended
A male in Bethesda reported seeing flashing lights on the hillside above Gerlan several hours previously. Due to the time delay, and the fact that there had been no other reports of overdue walkers or anyone seeing the lights, it was decided that no MR action would be taken.
22 Cwm Bochlwyd

13 Feb 2018 17:15
3 hours 35 minutes


Report of shouts
8 members attended
A group of walkers returning from Cwm Idwal reported hearing shouts for help from the Cwm Bochlwyd area. Other walkers on the hill also confirmed hearing the shouts. A small hill party was deployed to the area but nothing was found, and there were no reports from NWP about anyone overdue/ missing in that area. The team stood down as it was likely that the group had heard goats who are commonly seen in the hills.
21 Marin Trail, Llanrwst

9 Feb 2018 11:45
4 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
7 members attended
A male rider came off his bike after hitting a slushy rut and sustained a painful shoulder/ upper arm injury. WAST transferred the job to OVMRO as the casualty was in a difficult to access location. Some TMs set off on foot whilst the team vehicle brought more TMs to the trail. The team vehicle was able to drive right up to the casualty who was assessed, given pain relief and then driven down to the road. As WAST were extremely busy the casualty was then taken to hospital for treatment in the team vehicle.
20 Devil's Kitchen

8 Feb 2018 14:50
2 hours 15 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
Two male walkers had reached the summit area of Y Garn in deteriorating weather conditions and decided to retreat. They tried to re-trace their steps down the Devil's Kitchen path but came to a section where the path had turned into a waterfall. At this point they lost confidence and rang for help. It was explained to them that team members would not be able to reach them for possibly 2 hours so they decided to continue carefully down the path. A hill party was deployed and met them on the path between Llyn Idwal and the road, both were cold but otherwise well.
19 Cwm Idwal

5 Feb 2018 18:00
0 hours 45 minutes


Shouts for help
6 members attended
An instructor led group reported hearing shouts for help in the Cwm Idwal area. Whilst one instructor continued to Ogwen Cottage to ring NWP, the other went to investigate. She found a group camping who admitted to shouting for help although they were fine. They were firmly told the error of their ways! No MRT action needed.
18 Carneddau

4 Feb 2018 20:00


1 person
Hill walking
5 members attended
A male was reported as lost in a white out in Snowdonia by his father. The call initially went to Llanberis MRT but was then passed over to Ogwen when it became clear he was on the Carneddau. The walker was able to find a path and then was happy to continue his descent to Bethesda via Yr Elen. He was asked to activate SARLOC periodically so the TL could monitor his progress.
17 Tryfan/ Cwm Idwal

4 Feb 2018 14:55
0 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Walking
A wife was concerned for the welfare of her husband who had set off early in the morning to take photos. She had not had any contact all day and was worried. Luckily she heard from him 20 minutes after calling NWP so the team were stood down.
16 Pen yr Ole Wen

4 Feb 2018 11:20
4 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
14 members attended
A male walker slipped on ice on the South West descent from Pen yr Ole Wen and tumbled a short distance. He suffered a potentially serious head injury so the Coastguard Helicopter was requested as MRT were being deployed. An assessment by the Winchman Paramedic and the Team doctor meant that he could be winched off the mountain for a possible transfer to the air ambulance and then to Stoke trauma centre. His friends were assisted off the mountain by team members.
15 Y Gully, Tryfan

3 Feb 2018 16:50
8 hours 55 minutes

3 people
Hillwalking
17 members attended
Three poorly equipped males set off at midday to climb Tryfan which was in winter conditions. They ascended the South Ridge and then tried to descend the North Ridge but strayed on to the dangerous area of the West face in the Y Gully area. Inevitably they became stuck in the steep gully and could not move. Their position was confirmed with SARLOC and a large party of team members battled severe weather conditions to reach them. They were individually lowered to the bottom of the gully and then walked off the mountain.
14 Bristley Ridge

28 Jan 2018 14:00
2 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
15 members attended
A group of University students were scrambling on Bristley Ridge when a dislodged rock hit one of them in the face, causing a deep gash. Although he initially felt nauseous he felt able to walk down unassisted. The group leader alerted the team in case the situation changed. He kept in touch with the Ogwen TL via text messages until the whole group was safely off the hill. No MRT action needed.
13 East Face Tryfan

27 Jan 2018 17:50
0 hours 50 minutes


Report of lights
12 members attended
There was a report of flashing lights on the East Face of Tryfan. The informant was certain there could be people in difficulty so called 999. A couple of team members already at Oggie Base spent some time investigating the report but no lights were seen. No action taken.
12 Y Garn

26 Jan 2018 17:15
1 hours 35 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
17 members attended
A poorly equipped couple with a 5 year old child reported themselves lost in the dark in the area of the Devil's Kitchen. SARLOC was used to locate them SW of the summit of Y Garn. Because of the freezing temperatures and the small child involved it was decided that R936 Coastguard Helicopter would be the best resource. Whilst team members prepared at Oggie Base the aircraft was able to locate the casualty party and then fly them to Base for a warm up.
11 Bangor

25 Jan 2018 16:20
5 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Search
11 members attended
OVMRO were requested by NWP to assist with a SARDA search of woodlands near the Menai Straits, at Upper Bangor. OVMRO supported two air scenting SARDA dogs to search the woodland. NWP later informed MRT that the missing person had made contact with a family member and was believed to be in another area, so the search was suspended.
10 Milestone Buttress area

25 Jan 2018 14:30
4 hours 10 minutes

6 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
6 people reported themselves stuck somewhere on the North Ridge of Tryfan. Unfortunately that was the only info received by the TL as repeated phonecalls back to them went straight to voicemail. With only 2 hrs to darkness, low temperatures and limited number of team members it was decided to ask for the help of the Coastguard helicopter. They were able to locate the group who were just above the Milestone Buttress and close to a path. It was decided that a winch from that location did not justify the risk as they were on safe ground. Therefore 4 hill members deployed to walk them off.
9 Coastal path above Sychnant

21 Jan 2018 12:20
3 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
15 members attended
A female walker on the North Wales Coastal Path suffered a leg injury and asked for assistance. Local team members went direct to the scene whilst the Team vehicle with kit was being deployed from Oggie Base. Luckily a landrover was able to drive up a track to within 150m of her location, so she was carried to the vehicle and taken to the road for the onward journey to hospital with her friends.
8 North Ridge Tryfan

19 Jan 2018 14:10
4 hours 5 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
15 members attended
A couple of walkers became stuck high up on the North Ridge due to unexpected snow conditions underfoot. They lacked confidence to return the way they had come and asked for assistance. Two hill parties were able to locate them, warm them up and then help them back down the mountain.
7 Tryfan

15 Jan 2018 07:00
8 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
10 members attended
At first light members from all 6 North Wales MRTs, RAF Valley MRT, and SARDA were all deployed onto Tryfan to search for the missing walker. The aim was to cover all the high priority areas as the weather was due to improve throughout the day. The assistance of the Coastguard Helicopter from Caernarfon was also authorised but not used due to the high winds. Mid morning the walker was found on the West side of Tryfan but had sadly not survived. More team members were sent to the location with extra equipment, and the walker was brought to the roadside on a stretcher.
6 Tryfan

14 Jan 2018 20:00
8 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
The team were called out as an experienced, well equipped walker had not returned from a planned climb up the North Ridge of Tryfan. As he was several hours overdue and the weather was forecast to deteriorate significantly overnight, several hill parties were deployed on to the mountain to search for him. Common paths were searched despite heavy rain and gale force winds, but the conditions were too dangerous to put team members high on the mountain. The search teams were stood down at 4am, and TLs planned the search areas for the morning when other MRTs were being called in.
5 Dolarrog

13 Jan 2018 14:15
1 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Walking
3 members attended
A mother and daughter reported themselves lost above Dolgarrog. Shortly afterwards they rang NWP again to say a family member was on the way to locate them so MR assistance was no longer required. The TL maintained contact with the party by telephone until the family member had arrived on scene. No action needed by MRT.
4 East Face Tryfan

10 Jan 2018 15:50
1 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
17 members attended
Two walkers had attempted the North Ridge of Tryfan but had found the icy conditions high up challenging. In an attempt to retreat they unfortunately chose to descend North Gully and then traverse out below North Buttress, until they could go no further. The team were alerted and the help of the Coastguard Helicopter R936 was requested due to the difficult terrain and onset of darkness. The aircraft was able to winch them from the ledge and bring them to Oggie Base, both safe and well.
3 Holyhead

6 Jan 2018 19:50
0 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Search
2 members attended
NWP requested a SARDA trailing dog to look for a missing person in the Holyhead beach area. The request was passed to SARDA and OVMRO offered to provide MRT back-up if required. No action required.
2 Glyder Fach

5 Jan 2018 10:40
1 hours 20 minutes


Shout for help
1 member attended
A passing motorist who had stopped for a few minutes on the A5 thought he could hear a shout for help from the Glyder Fach/ Tryfan area. However he agreed that it could also have been an animal. As no other reports had been received by NWP it was decided that there would be no MRT action unless further information was received.
1 Great Orme

5 Jan 2018 10:20
1 hours 40 minutes


Animal rescue
1 member attended
Report of a dog stuck on a ledge on a cliff face on the Great Orme. It became apparent that the RSPCA had already been tasked to this incident, therefore no MRT action needed.