Swift Water Rescue technicians from the Team attended the search for a missing canoeist on the Afon Glaslyn near Beddgelert.
At around 5:30 p.m. Team call-handlers were made aware of a woman who had fallen from a path near Abergynolwyn.
The 73 year old woman had fallen from a path on the steep slopes above Gwernol train station and was unable to regain the path. She was assessed by Team volunteers and showed no obvious injuries, but due to the nature of the fall it was decided to raise her back up to the path by stretcher. Rope technicians rigged a hauling system and the woman was lifted back up the slope.
The casualty left the scene with a relative having been advised to seek further medical attention.
At around 11:00 a.m. volunteers from the Team resumed their involvement in an ongoing missing person search at Machynlleth.
Our water-search team spent the day searching the area around the Dyfi bridge, whilst Coast Guard volunteers along with Fire Service boats and Police search dogs were also operating elsewhere in the area.
At around 1:50 p.m. the Team was requested to help in the ongoing search for a missing person being conducted by Dyfed Powys Police.
A 68 year old woman from the town had been reported missing after friends raised concerns about her well-being.
The Team was tasked with searching the banks of the nearby Dyfi river, working as far down as Derwenlas. Volunteer Coast Guard teams made bank searches from Dyfi junction upstream to meet up with our searchers.
Fire service boats and two camera drones, the Police helicopter, RNLI craft from Borth and Aberdyfi and police search dogs were also operating in the area.
At dusk, given the extra hazard presented to searchers, along with the time they had already been operational, it was decided to stand down for the night.
At around 4:00 p.m. on Mon 5th Sept, call handlers from the Team were made aware of two men unable to move from the summit of Cader Idris.
The brothers, both in their 30's had walked up the mountain from Minffordd and had reached the summit hut in fairly poor weather, with strong wind and low cloud. However, when they came to depart from the hut, they were unable to identify the way off in the mist.
Having retreated to the hut and called for help, the pair had a cold wait as two Team volunteers made their way up the mountain. The pair were escorted down to Ty Nant where the Team vehicle met the party a returned the brothers to their car. Everyone was off back at their vehicles and heading home by 8:00 p.m.
At about 1:30 a.m. call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team received a request from North Wales Police to assist in the extraction of a woman trapped in a precarious position on the hills behind Aberdyfi.
Officers had found the 56 year old Suffolk woman entangled in a wire fence at the top of a steep drop on the hills above the town and, being concerned about the consequences of a slip, had requested MR assistance.
Given the locality, call-handlers went directly to the scene to establish what was required, and with the assistance of the NWP officers, were able to bring the woman to safety.
At around 3:00 a.m. call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were alerted to a man missing from a campsite on the shore of Llyn Tegid.
The man was reported to be depressed and had been drinking heavily through the previous day. He was last seen by friends at around 1:00 a.m. outside his tent, but when checked on later was found to be gone.
The man's friends initiated a search and, when unsuccessful, contacted North Wales Police. Officers searched the campsite, checking tent by tent, and Team volunteers extended the search area to cover adjacent woodland, fields, railway cuttings and the water margins. As dawn broke many of the initial search areas were rechecked, and the Police National Air Support helicopter made a sweep of the lake and its margins.
At around 7:00 a.m. as the initial search phase was drawing to a close, a member of the public found the man, asleep, inside her vehicle around 15 m from his last known position. He had locked himself into the windowless van and so had not been spotted during vehicle searches, and being fast asleep, was oblivious to the activity outside.
At around 9:00 p.m. call-handlers from the Team were made aware of a couple reporting that they were lost in the failing light on Cader Idris. However, as the first Team volunteers arrived at the Minffordd car-park they discovered that actually a total of 9 people were missing.
A family group of 12 or so had gone up to Llyn Cau, with 8 carrying on up with the intention of doing the Pen y Gader/Mynydd Moel loop and the remainder coming back down to the car-park . Of the 8, two turned back but were benighted and made the call to the Police. They had had intermittent contact with the other 6 by phone, and believed that they too had turned back some time later, having further split up into a 4 and a 2, but were unaware that they were also still out on the mountain. When nobody returned to the car-park, one of the people there set-off back up the hill with a torch, and returned with the initial 2 as the team was assembling. A member of the public also headed up the hill and came across the 4+2 (now rejoined…are you keeping up?) and this group of 7 was located, safe and well by Team volunteers.
All were down off the hill by 10:30 p.m
At around 12:45 p.m. call handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a walker on Cader Idris who was complaining of chest-pains and shortness of breath.
The 45 year-old man was about 30 minutes into his ascent of the Minffordd Path when he became unwell, but with call handlers unable to contact the party by phone, they had to make a guess at the likely location based on timings. A team member was quickly on scene and able to relay back an accurate location for others to head towards.
Given the potential seriousness of the man's symptoms, a request was made for the Coastguard Helicopter, Rescue 936, to assist. The narrow, wooded nature of the location meant that the helicopter was unable to land, and so the casualty was winched on-board. The remaining members of the man's party were escorted off the mountain by Team volunteers.
At around 3:50 p.m. the Team was requested to assist our neighbouring team, South Snowdonia SaRT, with the search for a vulnerable teenager in the hills above Barmouth.
The teenager was last seen on one of the paths leading from the town onto the surrounding hills, and both teams searched routes that might have been followed from this point. The police helicopter also swept the area.
With all likely areas covered, the teams were stood down by North Wales Police at around 8:00 p.m.