Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team comes to aid of walkers

Volunteers from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of two walkers lose in the Dales tonight.

The two walkers phoned police to say they were lost in the dark on the moor above Gunnerside near Rogans Seat.

However, their phone then lost reception.

SMRT volunteers were deployed and used local knowledge to search along moorland shooting tracks.

After about 45 minuted the two lost walkers were found.

Rescue controller Steve Clough said they were “very tired and cold but otherwise uninjured”.

The walkers were returned to their car at Tan Hill.