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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."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 7, 2015
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