Local Knowledge speeds up Cader Rescue

At around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday 9th Aug, the Team was made aware of a woman with an ankle injury on Cader Idris.
The 49 year old woman, part of a family group of four, was initially reported as being at Llyn y Gader to the north of the mountain, but the way in which the distress call was received led the Team call-handler to doubt this, and in conversation with the casualty party it became apparent that they were infact on the banks of Llyn Cau to the south.
A party of Team volunteers was dispatched up the mountain, and owing to the difficult nature of the terrain, assistance was requested from the Coastguard helicopter, R936. The casualty party was indeed at Llyn Cau, and the woman was uplifted by helicopter for further assessment and treatment at Bronglais hospital. The remaining members of the party were escorted off the hill by Team volunteers, and everyone was safely off the mountain by 6:30 p.m.
Team member Graham O'Hanlon assisted in the operation. "we became suspicious about the accuracy of the given location because the distress call was picked up by Dyfed Powys Police rather than North Wales Police, and through experience we know that this only tends to happen with people to the south of the ridge line. Local knowledge is a valuable asset."