TWO women had to be rescued by the Cave Rescue Organisation after getting themselves lost in the dark near the top of Malham Cove.

The call out was made at 7.19pm on Tuesday this week, October 19.

CRO said two walkers had reported themselves lost in the dark having walked up to Malham Cove.

North Yorkshire Police traced the walkers' position from their mobile phone and passed the information to CRO.

Four members of the team diverted from a party which was out searching for a missing man in the Kettlewell area, to look for the women.

The found the lost pair and escorted them back to the road.

Total volunteer hours - 9