The summit of Great Dodd. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

The summit of Great Dodd. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

Two walkers were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting lost in low cloud.

The couple called 999 from Great Dodd today after they became disoriented in poor visibility.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.45pm by Cumbria Constabulary.

A team spokesperson said: “Initially their location was unknown and a search dog, handler and second team member were tasked to locate them.

“Subsequently the team was able to identify where the missing people were by using the Sarloc system which locates missing people by using smartphone technology.

“They were located by team members and escorted safely from the fell.

“Five team members were involved for three hours.”

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