The body was found in the early hours of Saturday on Fleetwith Pike

The body was found in the early hours of Saturday on Fleetwith Pike

The body of a missing paraglider has been found on a Lake District fell.

Mountain rescue teams found the man on Fleetwith Pike, overlooking Buttermere, in the early hours of Saturday.

The 38-year-old had been reported overdue after setting off on a flight from the Loweswater area.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Keswick team and a Coastguard search and rescue Sikorsky S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon in the search for the man, which began about 1.20am.

His body was found on the mountain about 5am.

A Cockermouth MRT spokesperson said: “We were supported in this search by many others.

“We’d particularly like to thank the members of the local paragliding community who played an invaluable role in helping us to narrow down the search area, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, and the crew of Rescue 936, one of the new S-92 helicopters that came up from Caernarfon to assist.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Cumbria Constabulary said the coroner and the Air Accidents Investigations Branch have been informed.

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