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  Scout group rescued from mountain
Updated 08 February 2004, 12.12
The Scouts were saved in the Lake District
A group of Scouts have been rescued from a mountain in the Lake District after bad weather trapped them there.

The group - all believed to between 10 and 20 years old - were planning on spending the night in a cave.

Mountain rescue teams and an RAF helicopter were needed to help the group around 8pm on Sunday.

Inspector Paul Kisack, of Cumbria Police, said: "It was an incredibly dangerous time to be in the mountains, especially with the weather as it was."

Dove Crag, the Lake District
A 16-year-old boy and 19-year-old man required treatment for mild hypothermia.

Insp Kisack said: "None of the group needed hospital treatment but they were lucky.

He added there was no reason to think they didn't have the proper equipment, but did want to make sure the organisers had an idea of how dangerous things would get.

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