Mountain rescue team called out to stranded walker on North York Moors

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Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to help a walker who had become stranded in the North York Moors National Park on Saturday evening.

The man had become benighted to the west of Blakey Ridge in deteriorating weather conditions. A friend of his, who had managed to obtain his location earlier in the afternoon before losing contact, alerted the team.

A spokesperson said: "This location formed the 'Last Known Position' for the walker and was the focus for the search. Assisted by Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and North Yorkshire Police a wide area search was initiated on the moors with the gentleman found safe and well at around 1am on the 22nd by one of Cleveland's search parties.

"The gentleman was walked off the moor to a team vehicle and driven back to his car."

The team returned to base by 2.40am after being deployed for more than seven hours.