Cockermouth team members in action during the rescue. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Cockermouth team members in action during the rescue. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A pair of walkers lost in the dark in the Lake District used their tablet computer to guide rescuers to them.

The walkers, from the USA, were tackling the Coast to Coast route when they lost their way between Hay Stacks and Honister.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.25pm yesterday after the pair rang their intended accommodation. The owners then reported the walkers lost.

A Cockermouth MRT spokesperson said: “They were located by team members from GPS co-ordinates from their tablet device and by identifying their lights on the hill.

“They were then walked to a team vehicle and driven to their accommodation.”

The rescue involved 29 volunteer team members.

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