Man rescued after 100m fall

A man has been flown to hospital by air ambulance after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain. The 27 year old from Cheshire dislocated his shoulder and fractured his ankle.

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PICTURES: Rescue after 100 metre fall in the Lake District

A 27-year-old man had to be rescued after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.

The man had fallen while climbing on the head wall of Helvellyn above Red Tarn and sustained a dislocated shoulder and a fractured ankle.

He was treated at scene by Paterdale Mountain Rescue Team and Great North Air Ambulance Service paramedic before being air lifted.

the team also attended a rescue involving a father and son who had fallen while descending an icy path.

Both were treated for leg injuries and airlifted from the scene by a Navy Sea King helicopter.

The scene at Helvellyn in the Lake District.
The scene at Helvellyn in the Lake District.
The scene at Helvellyn in the Lake District.

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