Richard Cockerham was found on Scafell Pike

Richard Cockerham was found on Scafell Pike

Missing walker Richard Cockerham has been found by rescuers on the slopes of Scafell Pike.

The 29-year-old was airlifted to hospital after being discovered heading towards Eskdale from the mountain.

The Leeds man was reported missing after heading out to ascend England’s highest mountain on Sunday. His car was discovered in Wasdale.

Cumbria Constabulary said: “Mountain Rescue teams led on the search and Mr Cockerham was located in the Scafell Pike area, heading towards Eskdale.

“He had suffered some injuries, believed to have been from a fall, but is expected to make a full recovery. He was taken by air ambulance to Furness General [Hospital] to be checked over.

“Those involved in the search would like to thank the public and the media for their help sharing the appeal.”

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