Search is launched for '˜lost' cavers

A search has been launched for three '˜lost' cavers.

Saturday, 20th February 2016, 9:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th February 2016, 10:25 pm
Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap.

The RAF search and rescue and mountain rescue are involved in the incident which is taking place in the Inglewhite area.

Lancashire Police said a group of five people had come up from the south and entered a cave network in the area.

They had become separated and were not carrying mobile phones.

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Three members of the group are missing.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “No one knows whether they are in the cave or out.”

Lancashire Police are liaising with colleagues in Cumbria and North Yorkshire.