Search and Rescue Team locate lost walkers on Dartmoor

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Two walkers were rescued on Dartmoor on Tuesday in what rescuers describe as ‘horrendous’ weather.

Footage posted by on Youtube by Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton show the team driving on the moors in limited visability.

The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton, as they left the Two Moors Way to join the Abbots Way the weather closed in and they became lost.

They called the police, who then contacted the search and rescue team.

A spokesperson for DSRT Ashburton said:
“After making contact with the walkers our search manager was able to determine their location and initiated a limited team callout.

“Shortly after 1430 four team members in two Land Rovers drove the 12km along the Puffing Billy Track to Crossways where the walkers were found sheltering in the old explosives hut.

“Although cold the walkers were safe and well, hot tea was administered and they were escorted off the moor. The team was stood down shortly after 1700,”

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