Rescuers used a group shelter while assessing the injured walker. Photo: Newsar

Rescuers used a group shelter while assessing the injured walker. Photo: Newsar

Rescuers had to resort to traditional search techniques to find an injured walker on the Clwydian Range.

North East Wales Search and Rescue was called out on Tuesday at the request of North Wales Police when the man suffered a leg injury on Moel Famau.

The call was passed to the rescue team from the ambulance service.

A team spokesperson said: “We had limited location information initially and this resulted in a search along several possible routes.

“He was found on one of the quieter paths and hadn’t seen any passers-by which is unusual for a busy hill.

“We usually use some ‘phone wizardry’ to locate people, but it doesn’t always work and we went back to basics with rapid search parties moving quickly along trails.

“Once located the man was assessed by our casualty carer and then assisted to a location where he could be collected by a team Land Rover.”

The injured walker was then driven to the road where family and friends collected him and transported him to hospital.

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