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Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank

The walkers became disorientated during their descent.

mountian rescue Kerry Mountain Rescue found the women after a number of hours of searching. Source: Facebook/KerryMountainRescue

TWO WOMEN WERE rescued from a cold and foggy Kerry mountain over the weekend after becoming lost.

The two walkers had begun their hike on Mangerton Mountain early on Saturday morning before becoming disorientated during their descent.

They used a mobile phone to raise the alarm at about 3pm with Kerry Mountain Rescue confirming that a rescue team was then dispatched.

The rescue team say weather conditions were bad at the time with strong winds and poor visibility on the mountain.

8664262484_ccc93d7540_z Mangerton Mountain. Source: Flickr/GrainneOMalley

After a number of hours of searching, the team members located the women at about 7pm in an area known as the Horses Glen. They were on steep and dangerous ground.

The walkers were given food and warm clothing by the rescue team before being guided off the mountain.

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