The group got into difficulties walking up Pen-y-ghent

The group got into difficulties walking up Pen-y-ghent

A group of walkers attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge was rescued after they got into difficulties.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out today, Saturday, shortly before 8.30am to help the four men, aged between 30 and 55.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team helped in the rescue of the walkers one of whom had collapsed on the way up Pen-y-ghent, the 694m (2,277ft) often tackled first on the 39km (24-mile) challenge that also takes in Whernside and Ingleborough.

The others were described by the CRO as wet, cold and confused, and suffering in the rain and wind.

The four men were helped by rescuers down to Dale Head in Silverdale and one man taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

The three remaining walkers were taken by the volunteer team members to Horton in Ribblesdale.

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