Friday 24 January 2020

UK walkers lost in Pyrenees for five days drank from animal troughs to survive

The pair got lost in the Pyrenees
The pair got lost in the Pyrenees

Two British walkers who were lost for five days in the Pyrenees mountains bordering Spain and France have been rescued by firefighters, Spanish officials said.

The man and woman, from Cambridge, were found on Tuesday near the town of Valcarlos, a Navarra regional government statement said.

The pair told their rescuers they left the French town of Saint Jean de Pied de Port on Friday intending to walk 30 kilometres (20 miles) to the Spanish town of Roncesvalles, but got lost.

They soon ran out of food and water and drank from irrigation canals and animal troughs before they decided to try to summon help.

Firefighters located them after spotting a large cross shape they made on the ground with colourful pieces of clothing.


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