Posted: Sat 2nd May 2020

Nurse rescued after suffering suspected broken leg while walking dogs on Sychnant Pass

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

A nurse has been rescued after breaking her leg whilst out walking her two dogs on the Sychnant Pass.

Eight members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation were called out at around 2.30pm this afternoon to the pass, which links Conwy to Penmaenmawr.

The woman, who is local to the area, was soon found and a passerby had stayed with the her until the team arrived.

The team said the nurse had been following the coronavirus restrictions, which allow people to go out for exercise once a day, when she tripped over her pets’ leads, causing a suspected fracture of her lower leg.

A spokesperson said: “Following guidance, team members donned PPE (personal protective equipment) before treating the casualty and placing her in a stretcher for a short carry to the roadside and handover to the Welsh Ambulance Service.

“The passerby kindly took her dogs back home for her and all team members were stood down at 18.15hrs.

“This accident shows that anyone can have a bad day and the team wish the casualty a speedy recovery and return to work.”

Pictures by Chris Lloyd/Dave Brown

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