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Cumbria team rescues two 'stricken' men from fell

CUMBRIA mountain rescuers were called out to help two “stricken” men who became disorientated due to mist.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was dispatched to the Helvellyn range at about 4.35pm yesterday to assist two men from Bishop Auckland who became lost because of low cloud cover.

A spokesman for the team said: “The team made contact with the stricken pair and quickly assertained that they were close to the ski tow on the fell known as Raise.”

Rescuers were able to locate the men and guided them to safety.

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