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Man airlifted to hospital after 160ft mountain fall

A man has been rescued from a mountain in Cumbria, after a 160ft fall.

In a difficult operation, in extreme conditions, the man, aged 20, was secured and taken to safety by member of the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, before being airlifted to hospital.

Rescuers at the scene at Great End. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
A stunning backdrop with mountain rescuers hard at work. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

Volunteer rescuers said the man suffered a fall after attempting to climb up a gully on the south-west of Great End.

He was not wearing crampons and slid and fell around 160ft, hurting his knee and becoming immobilised.

A passing walker came across him and raised the alarm.

The stretcher being secured, Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
The man had not been wearing crampons before his fall. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
The slow journey to safety begins. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

A spokesperson for Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said:

"The team requested assistance from the Coastguard helicopter. The team then made its way to Seathwaite Farm, where they were able to park on the new bale park, off the muddy field, to await the arrival of the helicopter."

Heading to a meeting point with the helicopter. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
The injured man is loaded onto the chopper. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
The Coastguard helicopter takes off. Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team