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Lost walkers found on Criffel

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By Amanda Kennedy
Dumfries and West
Lost walkers found on Criffel

RESCUE teams were called out to assist a pair of lost Criffel walkers on Wednesday.

Police Scotland drafted in Moffat Mountain Rescue Team, pictured, to locate the two missing walkers near the summit of Criffel.
The walkers had set out in the morning to climb to the summit of Criffel, soon after reaching the top the cloud descended and they became disorientated.
After initially trying to find their way below the cloud they returned to the summit and called for help.
As they were near some steep ground they were advised they should stay where they were while a team made their way to their location.
Three team members set off to the summit while further members stood by at the base of the hill in case additional equipment was required.
The walkers were successfully located by the team and walked to safety from the hill.

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