A MAN'S body was discovered at the base of a Lake District crag yesterday (October 11).

The 56-year-old, of the Worcestershire area, was found by a member of the public at the base of Horn Crag, near Grasmere, just after 11am.

Police were called and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) helped evacuate the body.

A LAMRT spokesperson said: "A man approaching a scramble on Horn Crag, Grasmere, discovered a body at the base of the crag.

"A difficult technical evacuation ensued and the body was recovered and handed over to the authorities."

No formal identification has taken place.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said the death was not being treated as suspicious.