Ogwen Valley MRO's volunteers provide cover for the northern mountains of Snowdonia

Ogwen Valley MRO's volunteers provide cover for the northern mountains of Snowdonia

A mountain rescue team is appealing for information after one of its members’ equipment was stolen from his car.

The kit is vital for the volunteer’s work as part of the rapid response team from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation.

The gear was in a rucksack taken from the mountain rescuer’s car while it was parked today, Wednesday, outside his home on the outskirts of Bethesda.

Chris Lloyd of the OVMRO asked anyone offered any of the stolen kit to contact North Wales Police.

He said: “It is very obvious that this sack and its contents belong to a mountain rescue team member.

“The rucksack belongs to one of the rapid response team members who is readily available, very fit and trained in advance casualty care.

“The black Pod rucksack contains a team Icom radio; team white Petzl helmet; team first aid kit; team high-visibility orange waistcoat with Mountain Rescue on its back; a bag containing four red karabiners; a blue tape sling; a red tape sling; long white tape and 10m of 8mm kermantle; a red Paramo Aspira jacket and a similar orange one; two pairs of salopettes; a Mammut orange extreme fleece, and a headtorch.”

Mr Lloyd said many of the stolen items have orange OVMRO keyring fobs attached.

All clothing is for the smaller or slighter build, he said.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation’s volunteers cover the northern section of the Snowdonia national park, including Tryfan, the Glyderau and Carneddau.

North Wales Police can be contacted using the 101 number.

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