Dawid Kancyr had last been seen on Saturday

Dawid Kancyr had last been seen on Saturday

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in the Lake District have found a body.

The search for Dawid Kancyr centred on Scafell Pike.

The 28-year-old from Warwickshire had last been seen at Wasdale Head about 4.30pm on Saturday. Mr Kancyr was originally from Poland.

Cumbria Constabulary said the body was found on Monday but has yet to be formally identified. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson said: “Officers would like to thank the public and the media who shared the appeal for help finding Mr Kancyr.”

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said: “The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike.

“A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith and Kendal teams along with Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and RAF Leeming.

“Conditions on the mountain were difficult with dense mist and strong winds and the missing walker was not located.”

The team spokesperson said the search resumed at first light on Monday with teams from Wasdale, Coniston, Langdale, Kirkby Stephen, Patterdale and Cockermouth along with RAF Leeming, search dogs from the Lakes and Sarda England, and the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick.

More than 60 mountain rescuers continued the search including the more extreme locations and any areas that had not been covered.

The remaining Lake District teams stood by to cover any other rescues that might occur.

The man's body was found in Piers Gill. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man's body was found in Piers Gill. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The spokesperson said: “Tragically, a body was found in the morning in Piers Gill by the Cockermouth team and then recovered.

“We would like to thank all the teams of the Lake District, the search dogs, some of whom had travelled from the Peak District, RAF Leeming and Rescue 199 [the Prestwick Coastguard helicopter] for their massive support on this rescue.

“Our thoughts are now with the family and friends of the walker.”

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