LocationNews & Media » St John Rescue Injured Teenager from Powys Hillside
St John Wales volunteers were first at the scene to treat a teenage girl who had fallen off a steep hillside in Powys last night.
Three St John volunteers from Rhayader were called at around 6.30pm to assist the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to locate the 15-year-old girl.
They drove in poor weather conditions in their new specialist 4x4 ambulance – which had only been delivered to the charity days earlier on March 1 – and found the girl at around 7pm on Gwastedyn Hill in Rhayader.
St John Wales volunteer and Welsh Air Ambulance Paramedic Karen Davies treated the teenager for hypothermia and spinal injuries before she was airlifted to hospital.
Martyn Price, one the St John volunteers involved in the rescue, said: “We were pleased to be able to help the Welsh Ambulance Service, RAF Valley and Brecon Mountain Rescue and we’re delighted that our new specialist 4x4 ambulance has already been put to good use. It is vital for us to have this ambulance to continue our lifesaving work in the community.”
The Land Rover is the only ambulance of its kind in Powys and St John volunteers fundraised solidly for a year to purchase the £60,000 vehicle.
St John Wales has its own fleet of ambulances including 16 4x4 vehicles which provide regular backup to support the NHS during busy periods.
To find out how you can help St John Wales continue its lifesaving work, call 02920 449628 or email email@example.com
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