Collapsed Walker on Cader Idris
May 30, 2023
Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Tues 23rd May call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a collapsed walker on Cader Idris.
A group of 6 walkers had come across an unresponsive lone male in his sixties beside the Minffordd path just below Llyn Cau. The group called for help and started CPR which they continued for an extended period under the guidance of an ambulance call-handler. This was advised because further medical support was on the way.
Two team volunteers arrived on foot at about the same time as Coastguard helicopter R936 reached the scene. Further team members were also airlifted to support the operation. The paramedic winchman was able to administer appropriate advanced medical interventions and CPR continued for a further 30 minutes, but with no response evident the decision was made to cease resuscitation attempts.
The casualty was flown down off the mountain and placed in the care of waiting police officers while team volunteers and the group of walkers made their way off the mountain.