South Scotland

Walkers located by smartphone technology

Rescue team vehicles Image copyright Galloway MRT
Image caption Galloway Mountain Rescue Team located the walkers

Three walkers have been rescued after a night-time operation in Galloway.

They had been reported missing on Cairnsmore of Fleet, a mountain on the edge of Galloway Forest Park.

Members of Galloway Mountain Rescue Team located them using technology which gives the walkers' position through a link sent to their smartphone.

The walkers were escorted to safety at about 22:00. They were reported to be "cold and tired" but uninjured.

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