Many of you have over this last week been praying for the Allen family.

Yesterday they released this statement via Cumbria Constabulary:

John Allen, aged 76, from Preston, is described as 5ft 8”, of slim build and is bald. He was wearing a green fleece, green suede trousers and walking boots. He was last seen at Ravenglass Estuary at around 9am yesterday morning (28th April).

A number of agencies have been involved in the search – including Cumbria Police, Coastguard, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, CNC, National Police Air Service, and mountain rescue teams – but sadly no sign of Mr Allen has been found yet.

The family of Mr Allen have released this statement:

“13 members of the Allen family from Preston enjoyed a memorable few days last weekend in the beautiful Eskdale valley.

“John, a keen, capable, mountain walker, and the most senior Allen, took his dog for its usual morning walk on Monday morning – something he loved to do. It appears that for some unknown reason John got into difficulties whilst walking near the River Esk Estuary around Ravenglass and subsequently never returned from his walk.

“The search continues throughout the area and the family wish to express their deep gratitude to wider family, friends, the local community and numerous emergency organisations, in particular Cumbria Police and Coastguards, for their unrelenting, ongoing support at this most difficult time.”

Please continue to pray.

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