Another busy day around Cader Idris
August 3, 2018
Just after 3:00 p.m. on Thurs 23rd Aug, Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team was requested to assist a Welsh Ambulance Service crew with the transportation of an injured cyclist.
The man, in his early forties and from Kent, had lost control of his bike on a steep and slippery section of road above Arthog, near Dolgellau, and he had hit the adjacent dry stone wall injuring his chest and back.
Team volunteers helped transport the man by stretcher into a nearby field where he was picked up by Coastguard R187 and flown to Bronglais hospital for further assessment and treatment.
At around 4:40 p.m. as the cyclist rescue was coming to a close, the Team was made aware of a couple lost on Cader Idris.
In a replay of yesterday’s lost walkers, the couple were located using the Findphone protocol and were directed verbally to features on the mountain that they could follow to safety.