The couple were located near the summit of Raise. Photo: Keswick MRT

The couple were located near the summit of Raise. Photo: Keswick MRT

A couple were rescued were rescue from the Helvellyn range after getting lost in mist and being caught out by nightfall.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5.10pm on Sunday when the pair called for help.

The young couple had made the ascent of Helvellyn from the Swirls car park, west of the mountain, with the intention of returning by the same route.

A team spokesperson said: “They took a wrong turn in mist and as it became dark and without torches they eventually dialled 999 asking for rescue assistance.

“As PhoneFind was able to locate them near to the summit of Raise it was only necessary to deploy a small team to walk the, by now, cold couple down to the road.”

Nine Keswick MRT volunteers were involved in the rescue, which lasted just under three hours.

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