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Pensioner dies after falling on Helvellyn

Helvellyn Credit: PA

A 73-year-old man has died after falling on Helvellyn.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 2:30pm on Thursday 26 July.

The man, from Preston, was pronounced dead a short time later.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and The Great North Air Ambulance attended the incident.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed."

– Police spokesperson


Helvellyn voted Britain's best walk

Helvellyn has been voted Britain's favourite walk in ITV's Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100, presented by Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba.

The programme featured the best places to walk across the country, with routes shortlisted right across the UK, voted for by the public.

If you missed last night's show, you can find out which other of your favourite places featured here.

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Climber falls 150m helping "ill-equipped" Helvellyn walker

Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

A 39-year-old man climbing Helvellyn headwall has fallen almost 500ft after trying to help another walker who slipped near to Swirral Edge.

The climber suffered serious chest injuries, but made his way down the mountain with a companion, where 20 members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and an air ambulance assisted.

He was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for treatment.

Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team posted to Facebook about the incident:

To everyone's surprise, the casualty was able to walk to the aircraft with some support - a very lucky man."

– Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

The "ill-equipped" walker, who had initially fallen, was rescued by another climber.


Man seriously injured after 500-foot Helvellyn fall

The man is in critical condition. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been seriously injured after falling five hundred feet from Helvellyn.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called on Saturday afternoon, after the man in his thirties fell from Swirral Edge into Brown Cove.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were also called out, as well as the coastguard helicopter. They say the man fell while descending Helvellyn.

He was treated for severe injuries to his head, neck, spine and chest and flown to hospital in Newcastle.

He is described as being in critical condition.

Helvellyn death

A father has died in a fall from a popular Lake District mountain route. The 59 year old was walking with his son on Helvellyn when the accident happened. Mountain rescuers say a number of walkers risked their own safety to help the man. Kate Walby reports.

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