A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and public nuisance in connection with a hoax call.
A search was undertaken by North Wales Police officers and mountain rescue after a man reporter that a walker near Corwen was injured on Saturday, May 17 but enquiries revealed the call to be a hoax.
A 44-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and has since been released on police bail while inquiries continue.
North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) attended the supposed area someone was injured including 11 team members and three vehicles.
The team was out for four hours on Saturday night trying to find an injured person to help them but was later told it was a hoax and the search was called off.
NEWSAR is a volunteer search and rescue (Mountain Rescue) organisation concentrating on Denbighshire, Flinthsire, Wrexham and parts of Conwy and Powys.
The team is available all year round and is contacted by the police if they need assistance to look for vulnerable people who are missing from home or those in need of rescue.
NEWSAR, which costs £25,000 a year to run funded only by donations, are now hoping to make up for the costs of the hoax call if you wish to donate visit www.newsar.org.uk/fundraising/donation.