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Injured Man near Corris

October 26, 2020

Shortly after midday on Sat 24th Oct, Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team was requested to assist a Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST) crew access an injured man at Aberllefenni, near Corris.

In the very wet conditions, the 34 year old male had slipped in the mouth of old quarry workings at the top of a very steep incline. Having dislocated his shoulder in the fall he was in a great deal of pain and unable to move himself.

A WAST crew attended the incident but identified that they were unable to transport him from the precarious position and requested the Team’s assistance.

Having been given pain relief, the man was loaded onto a stretcher and lowered down the quarry incline. As the ground became less steep, the Team was able to carry the stretcher down to the waiting ambulance. The man was taken to Bronglais Hospital for further assessment and treatment. Everyone was off the hill by 3:15 p.m.

Lowering down the incline

wheeled-stretcher “carry” lower down the slope