Walker taken ill on Cader Idris
May 24, 2021
Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Sat 22nd May, call handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a walker having seizures on Cader Idris
The party of three had been to the summit of the mountain and had descended via the stone chute to Llyn Cau. During the descent one of the party, a 45 years old male, had started to feel unwell and latterly suffered a seizure by the outfall of Llyn Cau.
Given the location and potential seriousness of the casualty’s condition, a request was made for aircraft support. Meanwhile, a hill-party of Team volunteers was deployed from Minffordd, while a second party waited in the car park ready to form a stretcher party if required.
Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 936, arrived on scene just as the hill-party reached the casualty. The helicopter paramedic made an assessment of the casualty and the decision was made to airlift the casualty to Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth. Rescuers escorted the remaining two members of the group back to Minffordd.
Everyone was safely off the hill by 7:40 p.m.