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Scafell Pike lost dog appeal goes viral

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An appeal to find a dog that went missing in the Lake District has gone viral.

Owner Adam Nolan, from Whitehaven, put out the appeal after losing his Border Collie 'Jasper' at Cam Spout Crag below Scafell Pike on 2nd November.

"I know people may say 'he's just a dog'," says Adam on Facebook, "but to me he leaves the same void as if I were to lose someone very close to me."

His appeal on Facebook has had over 60,000 people sharing the link. On Twitter hundreds of people are also offering their support.

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Family and their dog rescued from Scafell

There's been another rescue in the Lake District this time a family and a dog were brought down from the side of Scafell.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called just after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a family of four from Lincolnshire and their Labrador got into difficulties.

The family were eventually lowered down an 8 metre drop to safety. The dog was wrapped in a net before it too was helped down.

This footage was captured by the mountain rescue team.

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GB coaches dribble up and down Scafell Pike

Jon and Andy reach the second Peak at Scafell Pike Credit: Fifteen Productions/WSM Communications

Two national hockey coaches have dribbled up Scafell Pike for charity.

Team manager Andy Halliday and assistant coach Jon Bleby have taken time off from the GB men's hockey squad to tackle the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and finally Snowdon while hitting, flicking and bouncing a ball for charity in their own version of the Three Peaks Challenge.

The men with cover 26 miles and 11,000 feet of ascent and decent, attempting to dribble the ball for 24 hours without picking it up. It's a challenge which hasn't been attempted before.

Their challenge is in aid of the children's charities, WellChild and Access Sport. Today (Thursday 2nd) they will be climbing their final mountain, Snowdon.

The two coaches will cover 26 miles without picking up the ball Credit: Fifteen Productions/WSM Communications

“I think they are mad! This is an extreme challenge, one not for the faint-hearted. However, they are doing it for two very worthy causes, and I know myself and all of the GB team will be thinking of them and supporting them throughout”.

– Barry Middleton, GB hockey captain

Runner seriously injured in Scafell Pike fall

Great North Air Ambulance attends the scene Credit: GNAA

A man has suffered serious injuries after falling 100 feet down Scafell Pike.

The runner had been making his way along the Corridor Route near to Greta Gill when the incident took place on Saturday afternoon.

The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, an RAF Sea King and the Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene, where they winched the man to safety.

He was then taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle where he was treated for significant injuries.

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Body found in 'most inaccessible' place in Lake District

Wasdale Mountain Team, which recovered a body from the Scafell Pike area of the Lake District this afternoon, said they had to contend with what they determine 'the region's most inaccessible place'.

They had been searching for Christopher Blowman, 67, from Carlton, Louth, went walking in the Scafell Pike area of the Lake District yesterday morning, Wednesday 14 May.

As yet, no formal identification of the body has taken place.

Where we recovered the body from was the most inaccessible place in the Lake District. We had to access him using 100m ropes.

We went out last night at 11.30pm and finished this afternoon at 4.30pm. It was a massive team effort by mountain rescue teams across the Lake District.

Sadly, it was a tragic outcome and the teams thoughts are with the family and friends.

– Mike Gullen, Team leader, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain rescue teams search for missing man

Mountain rescue teams have been searching through the night and throughout today for missing Selby man James Lonsdale.

Seven mountain rescue teams in total have been involved with the search, as well as search dogs from SARDA and a seeking helicopter from RAF Valley in North Wales.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen someone matching the description of the missing person to get in contact.

"I would like to appeal to all accommodation venues in the local area, particularly within the valleys surrounding the central fells of the Lake District to make contact with Cumbria Police if a man matching this description has booked in or been seen.”

– Detective Inspector Ian Harwood
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