Mountain rescue teams find body of missing walker on Lake District fell (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Mountain rescue teams find body of missing walker on Lake District fell
11:35am Sunday 30th March 2014 in News
MOUNTAIN rescue teams searching overnight for a missing walker in the Lake District have found a body.
Members from four rescue teams and nine search dogs mounted a 14-hour operation after a 64-year-old man failed to return for a walk on Blencathra.
Keswick team searched until 3am without success and were joined in the early morning by Cockermouth MRT, Penrith MRT and a rescue team from RAF Valley.
A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “It was not until 10.30 a.m. that two Keswick Team members spotted something red in a gully north of Sharp Edge, and this turned out to be the body of the missing walker.
“It appeared he had suffered head injuries in a fall.
“His body was evacuated by the RAF Sea King - a very sad outcome.”
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