The man's wife was waiting for his return at Seathwaite

The man's wife was waiting for his return at Seathwaite

A walker lost after going for a trip on England’s highest mountain was found after his light was spotted by rescuers.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were heading back off the hills when they saw a light in the distance.

The team was called out about 8.30pm on Sunday when the 46-year-old man failed to return from a walk up Scafell Pike.

His wife, who was waiting their two children at Seathwaite in Borrowdale, reported him overdue, prompting a major search involving 13 Keswick MRT members, three members of the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and 10 colleagues from the Wasdale team.

A Keswick team spokesperson said: “A report had been made that a youth group had heard whistles in the vicinity of Middleboot Knotts, so the search mounted in conjunction with Wasdale MRT and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs focused their attention in that area and along Piers Gill.

“However, these turned up nothing until Keswick team members returning to their vehicles via Esk Hause spotted a stationary light down towards Angle Tarn.

“This was investigated, and turned out to be the missing man. Although cold and hungry, he was able to walk down to Langdale under his own steam with Team members.

“The police then arranged transport for him and the accompanying team members back to Keswick where he was reunited with his family.”

It was the Keswick team’s 19th rescue this month, and the 88th of the year.

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