Missing man found in fog-bound Cheviots

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Mountain rescue teams and Northumbria Police have tracked down a man lost in thick mist in the Cheviots Hills.

The alarm was raised about a missing man in his late 60s around 6.40pm on Friday.

Northumbria Police requested the assistance of Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, posting on facebook, wrote: “Having received details from the Police, our Incident Officer sent a SARLOC message to the walker’s phone. Unfortunately this failed.

“Thankfully the incident officer was able to speak to the walker on his mobile and from the information provided was able to identify a likely location.

“The walker who was well equipped was asked to remain at his location whilst the teams’ 4x4s were deployed to search the prioritised routes. The rest of the team members were place on standby.

“Shortly before 20.00hrs the walker was located to the north of Cold Law above the Harthope valley. He was tired and a bit cold but otherwise okay. He was transported to Wooler, his intended finishing point having started from Kirk Yetholm earlier in the day.

“He had walked along the Pennine Way to The Cheviot, descended to Scald Hill and the over to Broadhope Hill before becoming disoriented in the thick mist. A big day out even without the ordeal at the end.”