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. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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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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