The camper was walked back down to Wasdale Head from Gavel Neese, centre

The camper was walked back down to Wasdale Head from Gavel Neese, centre

A man was found safe and well after being reported overdue from a wild camping trip in the Lake District.

The camper was found by members of RAF Mountain Rescue Team from Lossiemouth this morning after a search involving three other teams, search dogs and a Sea King helicopter.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 9.20am today to help Wasdale and Duddon and Furness team members in their search for the man, which Cockermouth team leader Mike Park described as looking for a needle in a haystack.

He said concern had been expressed for the man, who had set off on Wednesday and was due back at Wasdale Head on Friday and Wasdale MRT was alerted on Saturday evening.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer joined the search and the Wasdale team requested help from neighbouring teams this morning.

The overdue camper was found fit and well on Gavel Neese on the slopes of Great Gable by RAF mountain rescuers about 10.15am and accompanied down to Wasdale Head Inn.

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