Rescue Team volunteers deal with two fatal incidents

Volunteers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue team assisted in the location and recovery of casualties in two separate fatal incidents over the last few days.

On Sunday 28th May, and again on Thursday 1st June, Team members, alongside volunteers from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team and Dyfed-Powys Police Officers, spent long days searching for a missing person. The extensive operation covered scrubland and wooded areas in and around Aberystwyth and resulted in the discovery of a body late on Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday 31st May, Team volunteers assisted North Wales Police and Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics in the recovery of a young woman killed in a fall at the Blue Lake near Arthog.

Team member Graham O’Hanlon was present at both incidents. “It has been a challenging few days for the team, both physically and mentally” he said. “As an organisation consisting entirely of volunteers, these difficult deployments are a timely reminder that we owe our gratitude to the often unsung individuals who enable us to operate as we do. It would be impossible for us to maintain the service we are proud to offer to our local community without those who keep our families and businesses ticking over, who allow us leave of absence, and who are able to find the right balance of listening and letting-be as we each process our experiences. The Mountain Rescue family extends far beyond the red jackets.”