RESCUE workers were called upon to help ambulance colleagues to move two teenagers in need of medical assistance.

North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR/Mountain Rescue) released details on Saturday evening of two rescues which took place the day before.

A spokesman explained: "It was a busy Friday night for the team with two callouts.

"The first callout was around 8pm to a teenager in the Overton area with potential head injuries.

"Due to the casualty being on a steep muddy riverbank WAST (Welsh Ambulance Service Trust) requested our assistance to extricate.


"The second callout came at around 11.45pm to teenager suffering a medical episode in the Buckley area. "WAST again required NEWSAR's help with extrication due to the difficult terrain.

"The casualty was packaged up and using a rope system was lowered to flat ground.

"Once on the flat the team were able to attach the wheel to the stretcher and walk out to the road to the waiting land ambulance.

"We wish both casualties a speedy recovery."

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

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