THE body of a Lancashire man who went missing almost four years ago has been discovered at the base of a Lake District fell.
Chay Lancaster, 41, went missing from Blackpool in September 2010, after being last seen leaving his mother’s home.
It is believed the father-of-three had an accident while walking in the Lakes.
A keen walker, Mr Lancaster was spotted in Windermere the day after he went missing.
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He was believed to be heading for the Langdale Pikes area but an extensive search by mountain rescue teams at the time proved fruitless.
The body of a man was found by a walker at the base of Blake Rigg, Little Langdale, on July 28, and recovered by Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team.
It has now been formally identified as Chay Lancaster, and has been returned to the family.
Lancashire Police said his death was not suspicious and an inquest will be held to establish the cause.