POLICE searching for a missing person found the body of a 62-year-old woman.

Officers responding to calls regarding the welfare of a person found the body of a woman at The Hill, Millom, at 10.20am on Saturday.

Residents said police were seen near Ghyll Scaur Quarry, and a scenes of crime vehicle was said to be at the quarry entrance at the foot of The Hill of Millom on Saturday.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team said 15 volunteers were called in to help police and ambulance as an escort into the site as it is a potentially dangerous workplace where stone for road surfaces is quarried.

The rescue team posted on Facebook: "Fifteen team members assisted the ambulance services and the police with another tragic incident a few days ago.

"Our thoughts are with their family and friends."

The woman was from Millom, police said.

A Cumbria police spokesman said: "Police were alerted to a concern for the welfare of a person at The Hill, Millom, at 10.20am on Saturday.

"Officers attended and found the body of a woman, 62, of Millom.

"There are no suspicious circumstances at this time."

It is not yet known how the woman died but officers said a file had been passed to the coroner.

This discovery follows an incident two weeks ago in which rescuers were called to the Duddon Valley after an 18-year-old man from Askam was found dead in Ulpha.

More to follow.