NORTH EAST Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) team members came to the aid of an injured horse rider earlier this week.

The team were called out to the incident near Moel Famau on the afternoon of Thursday, March 8.

Volunteers sprung into action, providing initial treatment before 'packaging' the casualty.

They then used a stretcher and wheel, before an ambulance took the rider to hospital.

A statement from NEWSAR read: "The team was called late Thursday afternoon to help an injured fallen horse rider near Moel Famau. Sarloc phonefind was used to determine their exact location, and due to limited parking, we shuttled troops from our base."

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They added: "Team members provided initial treatment and packaged the casualty. Using a stretcher and wheel, they were extracted to waiting fast response paramedics at the nearest road for onward travel in a land ambulance to the hospital.

"It was a muddy one! So once back at base, the tidy up of vehicles and kit commenced. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."

NEWSAR - North East Wales Search & Rescue (Mountain Rescue) is a non-profit organisation that relies solely on donations made by members of the public.

Its team of volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days responding to those in need throughout Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and parts of Conwy and Powys.