The discovery was made at the summit shelter of Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The discovery was made at the summit shelter on Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker’s body was found on the summit of Ingleborough by a group of young people on an expedition.

The team of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants discovered what appeared to be a dead person at the cross shelter on top of the fell.

One of the group’s supervisors, who was with the young people, called for help and accompanied the distressed youngsters down the hill. Other supervisors from the group put up a tent to protect the walker until the arrival of the Cave Rescue Organisation, which was alerted about 11.05am on Friday.

A team spokesperson said: “With low cloud and poor visibility, the air ambulance was unable to access the scene directly, so team members, accompanied by air paramedics and police officers, made their way to the summit on foot from Crina Bottom.

“On arrival the paramedics confirmed that the casualty was deceased. While the above was underway, the DofE party was ferried by team vehicle from Crina Bottom down to Ingleton for collection by their own transport.

“After the police had completed their inquiries on scene, team members stretchered the casualty down to Crina Bottom for transfer to a team vehicle and then on to Ingleton police station to handover to an undertaker.”

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