The man was found close to Hull Pot. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man was found close to Hull Pot. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued after getting lost in the dark on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

Five separate groups of rescuers searched routes on Pen-y-ghent in the early hours of Wednesday after the man called for help.

The Cave Rescue Organisation, which went to the walker’s aid about 2am, said he was making his way from Settle to Ribblehead and got lost on the descent of the hill.

“During a brief and muffled telephone call, the CRO duty controller was only able to establish that the lost person had a fading torch battery, was beside a drystone wall and most likely located some distance from the summit in the direction of Horton-in-Ribblesdale,” a team spokesperson said.

“Five separate CRO hill teams were deployed to search the main path corridors on the west and south sides of the hill.

“The lost walker was located not far from Hull Pot, near to the fell gate at the top of Vicarage Lane. He was cold, tired and hungry, but otherwise OK.

“The walker was brought down in a CRO vehicle and given a lift back to Settle by a CRO team member.”

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