Climber died after falling 150m off mountain edge

Climber died after falling 150m off mountain edge

A climber has died after falling 150m off a mountain.
A group of eight friends had been spending Saturday night in the Priest's Hole, a shallow overhang high on Dove Crag, when one of them fell.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist at about 10pm, and called for help from the Coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick, in Scotland.
It used its infra red camera to direct the rescuers to the casualty's location but the 50-year-old man had suffered fatal injuries.
Other mountain rescue volunteers came to assist in the difficult task of recovering the man.
Mike Blakey,... read more

17 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 45
Source: News & Star

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