Walker dies in 500ft Lake District fall

Walker dies in 500ft Lake District fall

A man has died after falling about 500ft (152 metres) while walking in the Cumbrian fells.
The 50-year-old, who has not yet been named, was with a group of eight friends who had planned to spend the night on Dove Crag on Saturday.
But he lost his footing and fell, suffering fatal injuries.
A team of rescuers, which included search dogs and a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment, led the rest of the group to safety.
Mike Blakey, leader of Patterdale Mountain Rescue, said: "The helicopter was able to direct the team straight to the man's location. He had slipped from a ledge and fallen... read more

17 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 29
Source: BBC

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