The couple, in their 20's, and their 6 year old child, reported that they had been lost on the mountain since 3:00 p.m. They had ascended the Pony Path and reached the summit, but with no real concept of the layout of their environment and none of the equipment needed to negotiate it, they were largely working on recommendations from passers-by. Ultimately they found themselves descending the scree-gully adjacent to the Foxes path, a steep and loose slope, and panicked. They managed to get themselves down to Llyn y Gadair at the foot of the scree, but were sufficiently shaken up by their experience as to be unable to proceed from that position.
Using Phonefind, a protocol that obtains location data from the casualty's phone, the Team was able to locate the walkers and a hasty-party of Team volunteers was dispatched to meet up with them. The group was provided with warm clothing, food and water, and the group was escorted down off the mountain via the Foxes path.
A further group of rescuers, carrying more clothing and lighting, met up with the party a little lower down the hill to help with the walk-off.
Everyone was safely off the mountain by 10:30 p.m.