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CALLOUT: Pontneddfechan 07/08/2019

Yesterday afternoon at 13:36 our assistance was requested by Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police to support our colleagues from Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust after a female hiker had fallen down a riverbank near Pontneddfechan. Our volunteers attended along with volunteers from Central & Brecon MRT.

The female had suffered a variety of serious injuries to her spine and pelvis, she was immobilized by the team ready for extraction. Support was requested for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency helicopter to attend to assist with the evacuation.

The helicopter landed close by and liased with the MRT teams on a safe plan, however due to there being no safe place to winch the casualty and the weather conditions the helicopter was eventually stood down and the casualty was extracted by stretcher by Mountain Rescue volunteers to the roadside and the waiting ambulance to be taken to hospital for further medical attention.

The rescue went on into the early evening and we would like to thank the amazing volunteers we have who responded to the call! We wish the female a very speedy recovery.

https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2019/08/08/weather-forces-helicopter-to-abort-winch-attempt-on-injured-brecon-beacons-walker

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CALLOUT: Pen Y Fan 03/08/2019

Today the team were called to assist our colleagues in Brecon Moutain Rescue Team just after 10:30 for an elderly gentleman who had fallen while ascending Pen Y Fan.

The gentleman had sustained a nasty head injury. Working also with members of Central Beacons Mountain Rescue team the casualty was fully assessed and the wound treated before being loaded onto a Mountain Rescue stretcher and carried back to the carpark and the waiting WAST ambulance.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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CALLOUT: Dinas Rock 27/07/2019

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Yesterday was certainly a busy day for Mountain Rescue! At 18:04 while our volunteers were unpacking vehicles after the Trail Festival event in Afan Forest, we were called to assist our colleagues from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue for reports of a male who had collapsed in the Dinas Rock area, also in attendance were Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. The casualty was assessed by our team Doctor before being treated for a possible broken ankle, he was then stretchered a long distance back to the car park to be handed over to the ambulance.

(AND THEN..) While arriving back at the car park a further call out came through, of a male who had injured his knee on the summit of Pen Y Fan. While some of our volunteers remained with the first casualty other volunteers mobilised to assist Brecon MRT to rescue the injured male from Pen Y Fan, along with colleagues from Central & Longtown (Further details coming soon).

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CALLOUT: Crynant Area-30/06/19

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Saturday afternoon on June 30th our team were called out to rescue a missing person in the Crynant area. The casualty was air lifted off the hill by National Police Air Service where the casualty then received medical attention from our team. He was later able to return to his family safe and well, and our team swapped their boots for flip flops and carried on enjoying the rest of the sunny day.

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CALLOUT: Afan Forest 27/07/2019

On July 27th at 15:10 our volunteers were called to the scene of an injured mountain biker, who had crashed at high speed while downhill mountain biking in the Afan Forest area.

He suffered head and abdominal injuries, however his head injuries could have been much worse but thankfully he was wearing a properly fitted helmet.

The casualty was immobilised and stretchered to the nearest road where he was handed over to our colleagues at Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, who then transported the casualty for further medical attention at hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery! #WesternBeaconsMRT#Emergency#Charity

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CALLOUT: Dinas Rock 25/07/2019

Call out #1- An area call to support Brecon Mountain Rescue Team in the rescue of a female who was injured while out horse riding, also in assistance were our colleagues from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue. The female was successfully extracted to a friends car and received further medical attention at hospital.

Call out #2- An area call to support Central Beacons (Brecons also in attendance) in the rescue of an injured teenager at Dinas Rock, after sustaining an ankle injury. The teenager was transported by stretcher to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital! 

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CALLOUT: Pen Y Fan 23/07/2019

At 11:25am an ‘Area Call’ was initiated by Brecon Mountain Rescue Team to assist in the rescue of a female from Bwlch Duwynt, on Pen y fan. A multi team rescue party was assembled and the lady was stretchered off in hot, challenging conditions. Members of Western Beacons travelled from as far a Caerleon and Swansea to assist Brecon, Longtown and Central Beacons Mountain Rescue on an extremely hot Tuesday afternoon. Thankfully the female was safely extracted from the area by our dedicated volunteers across the 3 units in attendance. Remember if you are out in extreme heat take plenty of fluids!!

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CALLOUT: Upper Brynamman 21/07/2019


At 03:24 this morning, Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police requested Western Beacons Mountain Rescue to rescue a male with a lower leg injury near upper Brynamman, he was found to be in quite a difficult to reach location.

The Western Beacons Mountain Rescue team Doctor treated the male’s injuries, while a joint Mountain rescue and Mid and West Wales Fire Service built a technical rope system to raise the casualty a short distance; so he could be safely extracted. The casualty was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital for further medical attention, and at 05:43 the team made it back to base. We wish the injured male a speedy recovery!

https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2019/07/22/early-morning-callout-for-western-beacons-team-for-man-with-leg-injury?fbclid=IwAR16CQjny_0s77uf9AEo0gSvMKXZBs9WbhM9aS43VolJq3_qAYrWmZyuAtc

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CALLOUT: 17/07/19


On July 17th the team was asked to support Central Beacons MRT along with Brecon MRT on what appeared to be a simple stretcher carry off.
On arrival it became clear to all that it would actually require ropes to facilitate the extraction, all three teams integrated fully on every discipline required; medical, ropes and stretcher work. 


Even local outdoor instructors were drafted in to provide much appreciated help in moving the casualty all in time to allow those that needed to get back to work! #MountainRescueUK#Emergency#Charity

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SEARCH UPDATE: Zante 29/06/19

TEAM UPDATE:
Our volunteers arrived safely last night into Zante, and received a warm greeting at the airport from members of the public (who have kindly sent us this photo). The team have been liaising with the local authorities and we will be sending a further team out shortly.