Two people lost in a Waikato forest were saved by a cell phone after rescuers used GPS coordinates to track them down.

The pair called police from the Pirongia Forest Park, near Bell Track, about 4.30pm yesterday.

A search and rescue team was deployed and obtained GPS coordinates from the missing people's cell phone.

The pair were advised to stay where they were.

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They were found safe and uninjured by the search and rescue team, who eventually walked them out.