A MAN'S body has been recovered from the central Lake Dstrict fells after a joint search over a number of days.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called about a walker who had not made contact with his family as expected between July 4-8. 

Extensive searches were conducted over 3 days in the Central Fells, plus Langdale, Eskdale, Mosedale, Borrowdale and Ennerdale.

A spokesman for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said: "Searches continued into the 4th day and the casualty was found in the early evening. Sadly he had not survived.

"The team deployed and brought him back down to the valley.

"We have had unstinting support from MR colleagues from across the Lake District and beyond (Yorkshire and Derbyshire), RAF Leeming, search dogs, drones, West Cumbria Search and Rescue, Coastguard helicopters R199 and R936, and police. We are extremely grateful to them.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends."

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Teams involved were 35 from Wasdale MRT, 7 from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, 7 from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, 3 from Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT), 10 from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, 1 from Derby Mountain Rescue Team, 10 from Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service (RAF Leeming), plus Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopters R199 and R936, 5 search dogs, 8 drones, (2 of whom were with West Cumbria Search and Rescue. Many of these people came out for several days.