Cumbria Police day a man who died yesterday afternoon is believed to be a 48 year old man from the Hest Bank area of Lancaster.
Investigations have confirmed that both the man and his dog were seen in the river at approximately 2.25pm, before he was swept away by the fast moving water at the River Rothay, Ambleside. His body was found at 3.30pm following a multi-agency search. The dog managed to get out of the water.
Officers are treating the death a tragic accident. Formal identification is still to take place.
Police are urging people to stay away from the water’s edge and not to enter the local rivers or lakes as the water is fast moving and can be very dangerous.
Cumbria Police are searching for a man who is believed to have fallen into the River Rothay at Ambleside which flows towards Lake Windermere. Officers are being supported by the Officers from the Fire service, Coastguard, RAF, Langdale Mountain Rescue team and Lake Wardens from Lake Windermere.
Police are urging people not to enter the local rivers or lakes as the water is very fast moving and dangerous.