The pair got lost while descending from  Ingleborough

The pair got lost while descending from Ingleborough

Rescuers were flagged down by police after finding a pair of walkers from one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

Cave Rescue Organisation members were transporting two lost women back to their starting point when an officer stopped their vehicle to hand over two more lost walkers.

The Clapham-based team was called out about 7pm on Monday after the women, aged 30 and 32, reported themselves lost while coming down from Ingleborough towards Horton in Ribblesdale.

A team spokesperson said: “Contact with them by mobile phone established that they were descending into Chapel-le-Dale from Park Fell.

“They were eventually met at the Hill Inn. Shortly after picking up the two walkers, and as the team vehicle was making its way towards Horton, a police officer flagged the vehicle down, and asked us to transport a further two walkers, a 33-year-old man and a woman, 30, who had also gone astray, back to Horton.”

The following day, CRO members were called to help a group on another of the Three Peaks, one of whose member was stuck in a bog and sinking.

The 17-year-old girl was with a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team at a location described as on Whernside, east of Deepdale.

A team spokesperson said: “CRO teams searched the area around their last known location, but had difficulty locating them due to poor visibility.

“Regular contact with the party by phone and assistance from Great North Air Ambulance which attempted to spot the party eventually led to the group being discovered east of Whernside Tarns.

“The girl was dug out of the bog, and she was warmed prior to being airlifted to hospital by an HM Coastguard rescue helicopter, GNAA having to withdraw due to shortage of fuel.

“The rest of the party was escorted off the fell down to Ribblehead, and handed over to the expedition organisers.”

Cave Rescue Organisation members also went to the aid of a walker who injured his ankle on a path near Malham.

The 69-year-old fell and injured himself on a woodland path near the Janet’s Foss waterfall.

He was stretchered to a team vehicle which took him to the national park visitor centre in the village.

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