Lake District body identified as James Lonsdale

  • 13 March 2014
  • From the section England
James Lonsdale
Image caption James Lonsdale left his Selby home on Tuesday

A body found on a mountain in the Lake District has been formally identified as a missing North Yorkshire man.

James Lonsdale, 53, left his home in Selby on Tuesday morning to go walking on Scafell Pike.

When he failed to return, a search operation was carried out. A body was found in a waterfall pool near the Great Gable summit on Wednesday.

Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious and were continuing inquiries on behalf of the coroner.

Members of a number of Lake District mountain rescue teams, aided by an RAF helicopter, were involved in the search for Mr Lonsdale, whose vehicle was spotted parked at Wasdale Head.

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