Man rescued after falling 100 metres in Lake District

A man has been rescued after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.

The 27-year-old, from Cheshire, fell towards Red Tarn and suffered injuries including a dislocated shoulder and fractured ankle.

He was treated at the scene and put on a stretcher before being lowered down the snow slope to a waiting Air Ambulance.

The man was rescued by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, who attended three incidents yesterday, 23rd February.

The other rescues involved a father and son who had fallen while descending an icy path.

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

The other rescue involved a 47-year-old walker who was also airlifted to hospital after falling on icy slopes.