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Rescuers save four hikers lost on moors in heavy snowfall

FOUR people who broke Covid-19 rules had to be saved by a mountain rescue team after trudging in heavy snow for five hours in search of a plane crash site.

The group from Manchester became lost while searching for the B-29 crash site near Bleaklow Moor, Derbyshire, on Saturday. They were rescued by the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team who located them at Hern Stones using a phone finder app.

Freezing: Pictures from the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team show conditions they faced

The team posted: ‘The temperature on Bleaklow on Saturday was around minus 12C with wind chill and deep snow. This could have been a very different story had they not had phone signal.’

Meanwhile, a couple who made a 130-mile trip from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, to photograph seals on Horsey beach in Norfolk were fined after police checked their car’s registration.