Missing walker found dead on Scafell Pike in Lake District

A large scale search was carried out on Scafell Pike
A large scale search was carried out on Scafell Pike -Credit:Wasdale Mountain Recue

A man has been found dead after a large scale search on Scafell Pike.

Mountain Rescue teams received a call, early on Thursday, May 9, that a lone male had not made contact after a walk from Seathwaite to Scafell Pike.

The Team Leader gathered further information through the night and called out the Wasdale team along with Keswick MRT, Duddon and Furness MRT and Langdale Ambleside MRT for early morning searches.

After these were deployed, a second phase of searches was then planned with requests for resources from all other Lake District teams.


Search dogs, drones and Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 were also tasked in specific areas.Despite this, at the end of Thursday, the walker was not found, and plans were made for a similar effort with more detailed searches on Friday.

Tragically, the walker was found dead later that morning.

A spokesperson for Wasdale Mountain Rescue said: "Our sincere condolences go to the walker’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with you all.

"Thanks to all that supported this significant multi agency team effort. We are very grateful for the help."

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