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Flags flown to raise awareness of missing man

Chay Lancaster

A local man who went missing in the Lake District in September without leaving any trace has is having his plight remembered by flags being planted in the area to raise awareness.

Chay Lancaster, aged 41, was walking in Langdale Fell on September 11 when he vanished. Friends of the local man have planed Tibetan prayer flags on his favourite fells to raise awareness with fellow walkers to keep an eye out for clues as to Lancaster’s disappearance.

Simon Greene, a school friend of the Blackpool care worker, said they originally thought Lancaster had encountered difficulty and had been injured. There were certain indications, however, Mr Greene said, that he could still be alive.

These include calls to Mr Lancaster’s mobile phone, which had initially gone through to a dead line. In October, however – more than a month after his disappearance – calls made to his phone started going through to a tone.

A major search and rescue operation was mounted when he first disappeared, involving teams from Langdale & Ambleside and Kendal & Duddon Mountain Rescue Teams, as well as Cumbria Police. Friends and family have also taken to the streets of Kendal, where they have put up more than 60 posters with his picture on in shops around the town.

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