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Search teams find lost walkers

Created on 23/09/2020 @ 13:40
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A specialist search and rescue team was able to find a pair of walkers who had become lost in the Lake Vyrnwy countryside last night.

With mist rapidly descending on the beauty spot, the man and woman from Northampton raised the alarm at around 5.30pm with a team dispatched immediately from the Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team.

“The pair had been following a way-marked trail but lost the markers and ended up in an area of deep heather and gorse,” said a spokesperson for the search team.

“They were disorientated and confused in deteriorating conditions and unable able to offer any idea about their whereabouts other than being above the lake and that they parked at the dam-end.

“With phone signals too poor to make use of any of the usual strategies to quiz smart-phones for location information, it took some inspired detective work on the part of the handler to be able to transform this information into a feasible search area.”

Team volunteers made their way to the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel car park where the local gamekeeper was able to escort a team vehicle up a hill track to within a few hundred meters of where the lost pair was eventually found.

They were reported to be cold but unhurt with the team vehicles back at base by 10pm.

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