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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.