The 14 year-old vulnerable male had absconded from a residential facility in the Dolgellau area earlier in the day. The youth was followed by a number of carers and played "cat and mouse" with the pursuing staff, before ending up in an area littered with dense tree-felling waste. As darkness fell, the child stopped running and settled on a steep slope. Carers were 20-30 feet away but unable to reach him because of the terrain. A short while later the boy reported that he had hurt his leg.
Team volunteers were able to access the scene and assess the situation. The child was able to walk on the injured leg, and the casualty party were walked out slowly through the timber debris. Everyone was safely back at the roadside by 1:15 a.m.