A TEAM of volunteers assisted emergency services in transporting a person to hospital following an incident in Wrexham. 

North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) confirmed they were called by Police on Wednesday (February 21) evening after a man had injured himself near Bwlchgwyn.

The group assisted the Welsh Ambulance service at the scene, before the male was transferred to hospital. 

A NEWSAR spokesperson said: "We were contacted yesterday by North Wales Police to assist Welsh Ambulance Service extract a casualty from steep and slippery ground.

"Once a rope system had been set up and attached to the stretcher, the casualty was packaged into the vacuum mattress and onto the stretcher.

"He was then safely lowered to the awaiting land ambulance to be transferred to the hospital.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.


"Wednesday night is a team training night, but before any training could commence, it was all hands on deck to clean all the muddy kit so that it's ready to go for the next call out."

NEWSAR is a non-profit organisation that relies solely on donations made by members of the public.

Their team of volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days responding to those in need throughout Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham & parts of Conwy & Powys.