THREE people were rescued from a blizzard on the moors above Holmfirth last night.
Twenty members of the Woodhead mountain rescue team were called out to save the family of three, lost in the snow above Strines.
The walkers - a man, his partner and the man's 15-year-old son - were walking near Back Tor when they got lost as conditions worsened. They made a 999 call at 7pm and the Woodhead team were called out.
Woodhead leader Mike France said: "I sent out a fast rescue team and they quickly located the walkers, who were very cold but unhurt.
"They had been walking earlier in the day, but conditions got very bad and they lost the path in the snow.
"It was so bad that I turned back our ambulance because I knew it would get stuck. We managed to get the party into a shelter tent and gave them a hot drink before walking them off the moors by 10.15pm".
The rescued walkers come from Silkstone Common, Barnsley.