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Search for Greater Manchester paddleboarder missing in the Lake District

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th August 2022

A search effort for a man who went missing while paddleboarding in the Lake District has entered its third day.

The man, who has not been named but is understood to be from the Greater Manchester area, was near the ferry stop at Aira Point when he fell in.

Members of the public have been asked to avoid that area around Ullswater while emergency services continue their work.

Cumbria Police were called to the lake on Sunday (7 August) to reports that a paddleboarder had fallen in the water.

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The search effort now involves Maryport Rescue Coastguards, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, the Ullswater Ranger, Whitehaven Coastguards, the Police and Northwest Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police today said: “Searches yesterday concluded early evening and were due to resume this morning.”

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Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit quoting incident number 113 of 7 August 2022 or call 101.

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