Girls trapped on Mournes are rescued.
Byline: SARAH SCOTT
A TEENAGE girl was hospitalised and six others rescued after a group of Girls' Brigade members were trapped on a mountain.
The girls, all aged 16, had been walking in the Mournes yesterday when visibility dropped just before 5pm.
The group made a 999 call but it was disconnected before the operator could speak to them and a rescue operation was launched after the phone was traced.
A rescue operation was launched between the PSNI, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Mountain Rescue.
Insp Duncan McBain said: "The group was subsequently located and was safely removed from the mountain.
"Two of the girls were suffering the effects of extreme cold and one was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution."
"All have now been reunited with their parents. I would like to thank all of the agencies involved in the rescue operation."