Young man killed after falling 200m in Lake District

A man has been killed in a 656ft (200m) fall down a mountain in the Lake District on Friday, a rescue team said.

The 24-year-old was walking with a companion on Helvellyn when the incident happened.

According to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, he fell from Striding Edge into Nethermost Cove.

His walking partner found him unconscious and, because there was no mobile phone signal, he continued his descent into Grisedale where a local farmer gave him a lift to Patterdale so he could raise the alarm.

An RAF Sea King helicopter, the Great North Air Ambulance, search and rescue dogs and mountain rescue teams from Patterdale and Penrith combined to search for the man, but he was found to have suffered fatal injuries.