The family of a man who been missing for three days are appealing for him to come home.
Tom McMorrow was last seen enjoying his staff party at the Inn on the Lake on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding on Sunday night.
Police and mountain rescue teams have continued to search for him in the difficult weather conditions.
His family and friends are keen to hear any information that might lead to determining his whereabouts.
His parents, Mr Fergus and Mrs Eulyth McMorrow said:
“Tom is a bright, personable young man. He went to Keswick School and got excellent GCSE's and A level grades.
“He had hoped to go to University to do Medicine, but despite getting the required grades at A level, he got no offers from Medical Schools and instead chose to go on to Manchester University to study Pharmacy.
“In the end he decided that this was not the career for him and came back to Cumbria and as an interim measure decided to use his self-taught skills in cooking, a hobby he had loved from a young age, to gain employment with the George Hotel in Penrith.
“Tom was used to and well equipped for outdoor activities having a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, he was a strong swimmer and had a water lifesaver award and had undertaken St. John's first Aid Courses.
“We appeal for anyone who may have seen him or knows of his whereabouts to get in touch with the police. His family and friends in Penrith, and his large extended family around the country are very worried about him. If he is hearing this directly, then we appeal for him to contact us, we just want to make sure you are safe and well.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and speak to any officer at Penrith Police Station.
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