The young walker got lost in the dark on Bleaklow

The young walker got lost in the dark on Bleaklow

A teenager was rescued in the early hours of the morning after getting lost in the dark on the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

Four teams were called out to search for the 17-year-old, who had set off for Bleaklow yesterday from the village of Holme in West Yorkshire.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after midnight on Wednesday to look for the missing walker and was joined by colleagues from the Woodhead, Glossop and Buxton teams.

An Edale MRT spokesperson said: “Team members drove up on to the moors above the Howden Dam.

“By sounding the vehicle sirens the missing person was able to confirm he could hear them close-by. Team members were able to locate the man on foot at 3am.

“He was given a hot drink and food before being walked back to the team vehicle and driven off the hill, arriving back at our base at 4.45am. West Yorkshire police collected the man to return him home.

“Team members made it to bed around 5.30am for a short nap before going to work.”

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