Injured Woman above Arthog

At around 11:50 a.m. on Friday 30th December, call-handlers from the Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team received a request to assist North Wales Ambulance Service in the extraction of an injured person from a difficult and inaccessible position near Fairbourne.

The casualty, an elderly lady, had slipped on a steep bank and suffered a head injury from the fall at a remote cottage in the hills above Arthog.

Both the air-ambulance and a road ambulance were in attendance but neither could get close enough to move the woman. A small party of Team volunteers transferred the lady on to a stretcher and lowered her down the slope to a rough track, from where she was carried to the waiting ambulance for transfer to Bronglais Hospital.