A puppy that went missing for more than two weeks on a Lake District fell has been found alive and well, if a little thin, by two volunteers. Jez Starkey and Adam Briggs, two experienced fell walkers, managed to do what hundreds of other volunteers failed to do, locate and rescue Zeus who it turns out had been trapped in bracken for all that time. Mr Starkey said: “We are both quite experienced on the fell so thought we could help find Zeus. There was always hope he would be found and we are over the moon to have got him, I’ve been smiling ever since.” Four hours into their search the pair came across the 10 month old Bordeaux Mastiff after they heard the puppy barking. Scared and hungry, the rescuers won Zeus over by giving him a chicken sandwich and a couple of protein bars. “His lead was all tangled with the bracken so he could only move a few feet. He was a bit scared of us at first but as soon as I pulled out the sandwich he was happy. He was obviously thin, but apart from a couple of tick bites he was in surprisingly good shape.” The dog rescuers took the pup to the vet for a once over and after being given the all clear, he was reunited with his owners who are believed to be from Kendal. Bet the owners gave the two walkers a Mastiff thank you.