Man found dead in Lakes

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THE BODY of a Fylde coast man has been found on a Lakeland mountain.

The man, who is in his 20s and from Fleetwood, has yet to be named, but it is believed he got into trouble when on a walking route near Stickle Tarn above the Langdale Valley near Ambleside.

His body, in sight of the tarn, was discovered by a member of the public and was recovered on Thursday.

Police are working to formally identify the man but said there were no suspicious circumstances.

The coroner has been informed.

The man’s body was found about a third of the way up a scrambling route called Jack’s Rake which leads to Pavey Arc crag and was about 1,500ft from the valley floor.

Nick Owen, of Ambleside and Langdale Mountain Rescue Team said: “It’s unusual for people to get into trouble on this scramble.

“We probably get called once or twice a year to people who have got stuck.

“If someone got into trouble hypothermia could be could be a problem. If you get wet it can be an issue.

“What might have happened I couldn’t say.

“It wasn’t a pleasant job but it’s par for the course for us. It’s what we are trained for.”

Recovering the body was a six-hour operation and involved Kendal and Ambleside rescue teams.