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Tribute to Scafell Pike death teenager Lee Jones

The family of a teenager who died on England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, has paid tribute to him.

Lee Jones, 19, from Derbyshire, was with a friend on Friday when they became separated in snowy conditions.

Mountain rescue teams started a search but were forced to withdraw in deteriorating weather conditions. Mr Jones' body was found on Saturday.

His family said he was experienced fell walker and was doing something he enjoyed when he died.

In a statement, they said: "Lee was an independent, adventurous young man who enjoyed sport and the outdoors.

"He was visiting the Lake District with a friend between Christmas and New Year and had successfully climbed Scafell Pike before the accident that took his life.

"He was experienced outdoors and was doing something he enjoyed when he died.

"He was a fine man and will be deeply missed by his family, girlfriend and friends."

Wasdale and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Teams were involved in the search along with an RAF mountain rescue team.

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