The men were trapped on the Coal Road above Dent station in 15cm of snow. Photo: David Oxtaby CC-BY-SA-2.0

The men were trapped on the Coal Road above Dent station in 15cm of snow. Photo: David Oxtaby CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain rescuer went to the aid of three men in a 4×4 after they got stuck on a high-level Yorkshire Dales route.

Police contacted the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation on Wednesday after the men reported their Mitsubishi Shogun was trapped in ‘deep’ snow.

The vehicle was stuck about 500m (1,640ft) high on the Coal Road, which links Dentdale with Garsdale Head.

A CRO spokesperson said the vehicle was about a mile beyond Dent railway station in snow 15cm (6 inches) deep.

The spokesperson added: “A local team member attended in his own Land Rover Defender, pulling their vehicle free quite easily.”

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