Cumbria

Lake District fell walker search team finds body

  • 30 March 2014
  • From the section Cumbria

The rescue team searching for a walker missing on a Lake District mountain have found a body.

A 60-year-old man failed to return from a walk on Blencathra on Friday, leading to a search by Keswick mountain rescue team.

They were joined by teams from Cockermouth and Penrith, and an RAF Sea King helicopter at first light on Saturday.

The body was recovered to the north of Sharp Edge, a ridge on the mountain.

Mike Park, from the Cockermouth team, said: "Although it is spring, there are still winter conditions out on the hills, and people need to be prepared for that.

"There might be snow and a cold wind, so if something happens and you have to stay still for a while then you can be caught out.

"With Easter arriving we're asking people please come and visit, but do be careful."

Another walker died in the Scafell area two weeks ago.

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