The body was found at the bottom of Horn Crag, centre, in Far Easedale

The body was found at the bottom of Horn Crag, centre, in Far Easedale

A walker heading for a Lake District scrambling route discovered a man’s body at the base of a crag.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out after the discovery on Sunday on Horn Crag, in Far Easedale.

The team was alerted about 12.20pm and requested help from Kendal MRT in recovering the 56-year-old Worcester man’s body.

A Langdale Ambleside MRT spokesperson said: “A difficult technical evacuation ensued and the body was recovered and handed over to the authorities.”

The five-hour operation involved 16 Langdale members. Five Kendal team members were stood down while on their way to the incident.

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