Hill walker dies after Cumbria Lakes mountain fall

Image caption Mr Burns was airlifted to hospital from Helvellyn

A man has died of head injuries after falling from the ridge of a mountain in the Lake District.

Alan Burns, of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, had been walking with friends on Monday on Helvellyn when he fell from Swirral Edge.

The Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team found the 39-year-old and he was airlifted by an RAF Kinloss team to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

He later died of his injuries, Cumbria Police confirmed.

A Cumbria Police spokeswoman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the immediate family of Mr Burns has been informed."

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