Mountain rescue teams find body of missing walker on Lake District fell

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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