Rescuers were helped in their search by members of the Red Rose club, who were staying at Bullpot Farm

Rescuers were helped in their search by members of the Red Rose club, who were staying at Bullpot Farm

Two men were rescued after getting lost underground on a caving trip in the western Dales.

The pair were reported overdue yesterday evening when they failed to emerge from their journey in the Ease Gill system on the slopes of Casterton Fell.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 7.40pm and was joined by members of the Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club who were staying at the nearby Bullpot Farm in a search for the two men, who were exploring the Wretched Rabbit section of the extensive underground system.

A team spokesperson said: “The two cavers were found near Holbeck Junction having lost their way. They were assisted out to the surface and back across the moor to the farm.

“During this incident a second call was received concerning two overdue walkers on the Three Peaks Walk. Fortunately they turned up during the initial investigation.”

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