Phone's glow helps mountain rescuers

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The glow of a mobile phone helped rescuers find a father and son lost at night in Snowdonia. The pair, 55 and 19, from Anglesey, had left their torches in the car when they set out to climb the Idwal Slabs.

A spokesman for Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said they did not start their walk until about 3pm on Saturday but later could not find the path down and were forced to call for help. "We spotted them using night-vision glasses and we got them to shine their mobile phone which helped us get above them and then get a rope down to them," said a spokesman.