Category: Recent Incidents

Team join the search for Alethea Taylor

Team members, along with SARDA dog handlers, joined the search today for 63-year old Alethea Taylor, who has been missing from her home in Orleton, Herefordshire since Thursday last week.

The team joined Police, SARA and a “small army” of local volunteers to search the rural areas surrounding the village.

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/9486922.Villagers_join_in_search_for_missing_Orleton_woman/

 

Rescue of 11-year old boy from Sugarloaf

 The team assisted the air ambulance to evacuate a young boy with a suspected leg fracture from Sugarloaf during the Christmas period.  The boy was in an area of steep ground and the team stretchered him to the waiting helicopter who transported him to nearby Nevill Hall hospital.

 Articles on the callout can be found at  –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-16348498

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/28/boy-airlifted-hospital-sugar-loaf-mountain?INTCMP=SRCH

Rescuers called to help young cragfast girls‏

Police called out the South Wales MR teams for assistance at 8:40pm on Tuesday 9th August.  The call was to assist two young girls who had become cragfast on Mynydd James, East of Blaina, Gwent.
In attendance were 30 MRT members from Central Beacons MRT, Brecon MRT,Longtown MRT and Western Beacons SART.
Rescuers made their way over steep ground to the girls location, made them safe and warm after assessing them for injuries and both were brought to safe ground and awaiting families after a semi technical rescue.  They were unharmed but cold after a longer than intended adventure.

Team members assist in Cairngorm rescue

On 28th December, two team members, James Moverley and Matt Tyler, along with their climbing partner, Steve Graham were heading into Coire An t-Sneachda near Aviemore in the Cairngorms whilst on a winter climbing trip when they met four climbers attempting to evacuate a member of their party with an ankle injury.

Although the group had contacted the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team who were on route, in worsening conditions James and Matt took the decision to organise an evacuation. Using equipment from a nearby stretcher post they packaged up the casualty and along with the climbers friends and other nearby climbers began a carry out.

On route to the Aviemore ski centre and a waiting ambulance, the group was met by members of the Cairngorm team who, impressed with the fast evacuation that had been organised were happy to let the group complete the carry out.

The casualty, who ironically had also travelled up from South Wales as a member of the Cardiff University Mountaineering Club! had a fractured ankle and will be in plaster for approximately 8-weeks