Missing Ulverston boy found by mountain rescue in Langdales after frantic search

A teenager has been found by mountain rescue teams after a frantic two-day search and taken to hospital.

Leven Sopwith-Nicholson was last seen at 11.30pm on Sunday (October 3) at his home in Ulverston.

Cumbria Police said the boy left his home in the middle of the night, on his own, with no clothes, food, money or tent and was believed to be wearing shorts and a thin coat.

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Earlier today his parents Fiona and Toby issued a heartfelt plea for his safe return and described the situation as ‘every parent’s worst fear.’

Leven was found by mountain rescue teams in the Langdales, police confirmed this afternoon (October 5).

He has been taken to hospital after being ‘out in the elements with limited provisions for two days’.

A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “We would like to confirm that Leven, 14, from Ulverston, has been found.

“He was located by Mountain Rescue in the Langdales.

“He has received first aid and will be taken to hospital as a precaution, having been out in the elements with limited provisions, for two days.”

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