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Callouts 2016

Monday, 28 March 2016 10:26

Teenagers rescued in midst of Storm Katie

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Teenagers rescued in midst of Storm Katie

CALLOUT to Crossways area of the Abbots Way.

Our team of volunteers had a bit of a late night last night as they were called at 23:45 to search for a group of teenagers who had found themselves in difficulty to the north west of the Avon Dam Reservoir.

Initially a team of 6 members walked out from the dam towards a position indicated by a tracking device the group were carrying. Other team members in our Land Rovers made their way up the puffing billy track to begin searching from west, see video.

An hour after leaving the dam our initial team located the missing group hunkered down in a emergency shelter they had been carrying. They were cold and wet but unharmed.

After a quick check over by our casualty carer the 5 teenagers were walked to Crossways on the puffing billy track to meet our Land Rovers. As one of our Land Rovers drove the teenagers off the moor a number of our members remained with our second land Rover as it had developed an electrical fault and broken down, after 45mins of fiddling a temporary fix had been found and the last of our team members were off the moor and heading to their beds by 0430.

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