Lost family rescued in Peak District

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AN EXHAUSTED family were rescued in the early hours of today after getting lost in the Peak District in ‘treacherous’ weather conditions.

The parents and their adult daughter, from Devon, were found cold, wet and exhausted by mountain rescue teams on Saturday morning.

The daughter, aged 27, was stretchered off land at Near Black Clough. All three were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were called out at 11.45pm on Friday as the family had become lost while walking the Pennine Way.

They had setting off from Edale earlier in the day when they became disorientated and lost on Bleaklow Head – the Peak District’s second highest peak.

Team spokesman Scott Roberts said: “The weather conditions were treacherous as there was still a significant amount of snow on the hills and visibility was very poor.

“It was a difficult search in treacherous conditions.

“It was vitally important that the team worked through the search area as quickly and as thoroughly as possible as there was a significant risk that the walkers may have been hypothermic.

“Thankfully, they were found in time and we got them off the hill to safety”.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were also involved in the mission.

The rescue ended at 6am.

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