Buckden, intended destination of the trio of walkers

Buckden, intended destination of the trio of walkers

Three lost walkers in the Yorkshire Dales were rescued after being helped by Coastguard officers 70 miles away.

Humber Coastguard picked up a roaming 999 emergency call from the trio about 8pm on Monday.

The caller told officers at Bridlington on the east coast of Yorkshire that he and his two companions had set off from Arncliffe, in Littondale, at 5pm and were heading to Buckden in the neighbouring valley of Wharfedale, but had got lost on the moors.

Mike Green, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, said: “We were very fortunate to pick up this emergency 999 call.

“We liaised with the North Yorkshire Police and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, while maintaining regular contact with the walkers.

“At 9.40pm the walkers were located by members of the mountain rescue team and I am pleased to say they are all safe and well.”

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