The teenager was found in Rossett Gill, centre right. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The teenager was found in Rossett Gill, centre right. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A teenager who went missing on the Lake District fells was found safe and well after two mountain rescue teams were called out to find him.

The 15-year-old became separated from his family while walking above Langdale in bad weather on Monday.

Keswick and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted about 6.20pm and were joined by a search dog handler and animal from the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The boy had been walking with his family and aiming to descend back to Langdale from Stake Pass.

“It seems the boy who was wandering alone at the front missed the turn off and kept walking. His family on reaching the correct descent path searched for an hour before calling for rescue team help.

“Langdale Ambleside started from their side while a Sprinter full of Keswick team members drove to the campsite at Stonethwaite to help in the search. In pouring rain Keswick team split with half heading up Langstrath and the rest up Greenup Gill with a view to covering the paths at the top of each valley.

“We were very relieved to receive a stand-down message shortly after setting off. The boy had been found descending Rossett Gill.”

The two-hour incident involved 19 volunteers from Langdale Ambleside MRT and 15 from the Keswick team.

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