Valley Report A – 3 Jun 73 7/73

This report resurfaced from amongst the many documents in the joint MRS/MRA archive that was copied to MS Word by Has Oldham Summer 2021. 


Ser No V/7/73 

REPORT A

RAF VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT 

 

Nature of Incident   Report of two people stuck on ledge  

Team Alerted   3673 1745         date/time 

Authority Alerting    Civilian climbers 

Called Out        1745              time                                  

Area Searched       107/612547 

Left Base          N/A               time  

Location of Incident    No one found                 

Duration of Search   Already in search area 

                                    1.3 hours. 5 VMRT 

Located by           N/A 

Incident Located           N/A 

Type of Search    Helicopter and party search 

Casualty Evacuated      N/A     hrs 

Weather Conditions                         
             Cloud base 3,000’, slight wind, dry. 

Sub Units Involved    Llanberis MRT 

No of Casualties    Nil 

Stretcher   Walking       – Dead         –

Returned to base       1930      date/time 

 

RCC Informed           1940      date/time 

Vehicle Mileages    
                    LWB Ambulance – 10 mls 

 

Comments on Equipment.  Nil 

Narrative 
Whilst standing at Pen-y-Pass (107/647557). A climber reported that he had seen two people stranded on a ledge (107/612547).  He said he had heard a whistle being blown. 

One VMRT member and two Llanberis MRT members were uplifted by helicopter into the area of search. 

After about one hour of searching no contact was made with anyone and the search was called off. 

Distribution: MOD (Air)(Ops)(ESR)(RAF) 
HQ CC (For Rescue Officer) 
HQ18Gp (for RCC) 
KIN/40/Air 
F540 (2 copies)  

Date     4.  Jun. 73        
Signature Flt Sgt. H J Oldham
Rank/Name 

HJO/230621 

 


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