Ten Tors: 50 youngsters with 'minor injuries'

More than 50 youngsters taking part in this year's Ten Tors challenge had to be taken off Dartmoor with "minor injuries".

More than 50 youngsters had to be taken off from the wilds of Dartmoor during a gruelling test of endurance. Credit: ITV News West Country

Around 2,400 youngsters took part in the Army-led trek across up to 55 miles across the southern English moors.

Spokesman Ronnie Jones said the 53 had minor injuries such as the "usual sprains, strains".

He said: "The youngsters have been training for this throughout a pretty horrendous winter so they won't be strangers to wind and rain.

"It's called a challenge for a reason, it is arduous going."

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