10:21am Friday 20th September 2013
By Paul Rogers
TWO walkers had to be rescued on Wednesday after becoming trapped on a narrow ledge at 1,800 feet on Offa’s Dyke path.
Longtown Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT) was called to Black Darren in the Black Mountains, near Longtown, after the two women, from Leicester and the West Midlands, became lost.
Luke Lewis, deputy leader of LMRT, said that the pair, aged 40 and 60, were walking along the path from Chepstow to Hay-on-Wye.
“They lost the path and tried to cut across the mountain and found themselves on a cliff edge unable to go any further or retrace their steps,” he said.
“We were guided to the women’s location by the police helicopter which was hovering overhead.
“The women were cold and tired but uninjured and we dropped them off at their hotel in Hay on Wye.
“They did the right thing in raising the alarm.
They were in a dangerous location with a sheer cliff below them.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to the skill of our members in a difficult rescue."
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