Rescue called after DofE group activates distress beacon

Gunnerside. Photo: SMRT.

Members of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team were called out today to help a Duke of Edinburgh Awards expedition.

The team was called by North Yorkshire Police after the team activated a distress beacon.

SMRT said a member of the group, which was described as “well organised” by the team, had a minor injury, but had managed to self-rescue to Gunnerside.

They were checked over by team members.