A SEARCH dog helped take part in the rescue of two walkers who were lost near Scafell.

The incident happened on Thursday and the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team got the call at 9.49pm.‬

Eight team members plus the Jess dog spent three hours and 22 minutes helping the pair.

A spokeswoman for the team said: "Two walkers reported themselves lost to Cumbria Police in the Quagrigg Moss area near Scafell.

"By using the PhoneFind function, the team leader was able to locate them quickly and then contact them by mobile, they were directed to walk towards Oliver Gill and then onto Burnmoor Tarn.

"A team was deployed including our search dog Jess, they met the walkers just north of Burnmoor Tarn and walked them safely back to their cars."

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