DMRT use smartphone app to locate Muckish walkers lost in fog

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A smartphone app which allows rescue personnel locate lost walkers was used on Muckish in Donegal yesterday.

The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team received a report of two people lost in fog on the mountain.

The walkers were located using SARLOC, a system whereby a web address is texted to the lost people, they access that address and then the rescue team locks on their location.

DMRT say a Hill Party was dispatched and the walkers were quickly located and safely returned to their vehicles.