A ‘depressed’ radio presenter who went missing earlier this week has been found alive and well in Cumbria.
BBC Bristol broadcaster Peter Rowell, 52, sparked a huge search involving a police helicopter after he failed to turn up for work on Tuesday morning.
The presenter, who was said to be vulnerable following the death of his father, was last seen parking his Jaguar in a supermarket car park in Yate, south Gloucestershire.
But the former ITV anchorman was found ‘alive and well’ at 9.30pm on Wednesday night in the Lake District town of Keswick.
Avon and Somerset police spent Wednesday searching along the banks of the River Frome in Yate and scarmbled the force helicopter.
They had serious concerns for Gloucestershire-based Mr Rowell’s wellbeing, with the broadcaster understood to be depressed following the death of his father.
A police spokesperson said: ”Peter Rowell has been found safe and well this evening in the Cumbria area.
”He is currently receiving medical treatment.
”Police would like to thank the public for their help and assistance.”