The group got lost on the ridge between Ennerdale and Buttermere. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The group got lost on the ridge between Ennerdale and Buttermere. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A group of teenagers undertaking an expedition was helped to safety after getting lost on the Lake District fells.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Sunday evening after the four young people called for help while on their gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award venture.

The group was walking over the tops from Ennerdale to Buttermere.

Rescuers used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint their position near the summit of Red Pike.

A team spokesperson said: “A team member, who happened to be out running, came across them as the team leader was talking to them via mobile phone.

“With the aid of two other guys, who were camping in Bleaberry Combe, he walked the party down to Buttermere to meet up with their assessor at Syke Farm campsite.”

The rescue involved six Cockermouth MRT members.

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