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Man stuck in water on Borth Marsh

November 14, 2022

At 3:45 p.m. on Saturday 12th November, call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team received notification from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team of a man reported to be in difficulty in Borth Bog.

The 73 year old man had been taking photos of the sunset but had slipped into the boggy margins of one of the many pools in the marshland, sustaining a suspected hip injury in the process.

The man phoned his wife who had located him but could not retrieve him out of the water on her own. She phoned some friends and together they had managed to get him out by the time the first Team volunteers arrived on scene. He had been in the water for approximately 45 minutes, was cold and in some considerable pain.

The Team’s casualty-carers performed initial treatment and were promptly joined by HM Coast-Guard Borth, along with crews from the Welsh Ambulance Service and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service. 

The man was stabilised and carried to a waiting ambulance for transportation to Bronglais Hospital Aberystwyth for further assessment and treatment. 

Team stood down at 5:20 p.m.

Responders from a number of agencies attended the rescue