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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Body found during search for missing man in Lake District

A search helicopter has found the body of a man in the Lake District.

A 63-year-old man was reported missing at 7.50pm yesterday after failing to return to his hotel following the Buttermere Fell Run.

Mountain rescue, search and rescue teams and the police searched the area until about 3am today.

The search resumed at first light  this morning and the body was found in the Scar Crags area, below Crag Hill, at 9.43am.

It has not been confirmed that this is the body of the missing man.

Formal identification will take place later today.

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