16 year old youth with an injured knee on Cader Idris

At around 8:00 p.m on Wed 2nd August, call handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a 16 year old youth with an injured knee on Cader Idris.

The youth was part of a group of 17 on the mountain, and the party had helped walk him off as much as possible but were struggling when the path became steep and narrow. 

Given the age of the casualty and fast approaching darkness it was decided to request assistance from the coastguard helicopter, Rescue 936, but with the changeable cloudbase throwing a question-mark over the ability of the aircraft to reach the casualty, groups of Team volunteers also set off up the mountain via the Minffordd path

About 500m up the path Team members encountered the casualty who had been carried by his party. Given the wooded nature of this part of the trail, the helicopter would have been unable to assist and so was stood down. The casualty was loaded into a stretcher and carried down the steep steps to the bottom of the Minffordd path where he was further assessed by the Team Doctor. 

With the group planning to keep an eye on the casualty's condition overnight and getting him checked over at Hospital in the morning, the party were transported to their nearby campsite. Everyone was safely off the mountain and heading home by 10:40 p.m.