The youngster, part of a family group of 9, were descending off the mountain when she stumbled, sustaining an injury to her right ankle. Being unable to put any weight on her injured foot, members of the family group had managed to carry the girl the as far as possible. However, given the perceived challenges and awkwardness of the terrain ahead, the group called called 999 for Mountain Rescue assistance.
Given early indications that a stretcher carry would be necessary, our neighbouring Team, South Snowdonia Search & Rescue, was placed on standby in case greater numbers were required for the awkward carry-off down Minffordd steps. In the event sufficient numbers were available locally, and SSSRT was stood down again.
Whilst team volunteers were making their way to Minffordd, a team member who was nearby at the time deployed to the casualty’s location to undertake initial assessment.
Upon the arrival of team vehicles and additional team members, a 2nd hasty party comprising of team Casualty Carers deployed with medical equipment, closely followed by the main stretcher party.
Having received treatment on scene, the casualty was loaded onto the stretcher for transportation back down to Minffordd car-park. At this point the casualty was returned into to the care of her parents for transportation via family vehicle to hospital in Aberystwyth.
Everyone was safely off the hill by 8:15 p.m.