Rescuers trying to reach 20 children lost in Welsh mountains

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Posted: Jun 29, 2016 9:09 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - A mission was under way to rescue 20 schoolchildren after they became lost on Wednesday in the Brecon Beacons, a mountainous area in Wales, the local mountain rescue team said.

Three specialist teams were trying to reach them on foot after the children were spotted in the Dan yr Ogof area by a coastguard helicopter which had been unable to land.

The BBC reported the rescue teams had been in intermittent phone contact with the children and two were thought to be suffering from the effects of hypothermia.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)