Search Teams work together to find lost Walkers

At around 7:30 p.m. call handlers from South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a group of three walkers lost in poor weather in the Team's area. The description the lost walkers provided was sufficiently vague as to not identify which hill they were actually on, and the team spent considerable effort and time trying to pinpoint their location.

When contact was finally made with the group, a woman and two men, it transpired that they were in the summit hut on Cader Idris and the rescue was handed on to Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team. A party of 4 Team volunteers made their way up the mountain with warm dry clothing for the lightly equipped group and the party was led back down to safety.

Graham O'Hanlon from Aberdyfi Team attended the rescue. "The early reports suggested that the walkers were on the southern end of the Rhinog range above Bontddu, which is in South Snowdonia's operating area. However, parts of the narrative given to the Police just didn't stack up with that location, and after some fine detective work on the part of South, it was established that the party were actually on Cader Idris, which is in our operating area. All we had to do was go and pick them up"

Everyone was safely off the hill by 00:20 a.m.