The rucksack was found near Striding Edge

The rucksack was found near Striding Edge

Rescuers mounted a search on England’s third highest mountain after a rucksack was found near a ridge.

A walker reported finding the pack near Striding Edge on Helvellyn on Sunday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out by police about 2pm as members were concluding a joint training exercise with the Penrith team. The walker had waited an hour before reporting the find and concern for the owner’s welfare.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The team attempted to contact the owner of the rucksack but failed to do so.

“Given there was only a little daylight left and the weather was forecast to deteriorate the team initiated a search.

“The man was found safe and well.”

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