Cumbria

Boy, 10, rescued after Lake District mountain fall

  • 18 February 2013
  • From the section Cumbria
Boy being rescued in Lake District
Image caption The boy was conscious with suspected pelvic and head injuries, medics said

A 10-year-old boy was rescued by RAF helicopter after falling 165ft (50m) down a snow-covered mountain in the Lake District.

The boy, from Preston, was climbing down Swirral Edge ridge on Helvellyn with his father when he slipped, Patterdale Mountain Rescue said.

A medical team was flown to the mountain by air ambulance and the pair were taken to hospital by the RAF.

The boy was conscious with suspected pelvic and head injuries, medics said.

Swirral Edge is one of two edges enclosing the cirque of Red Tarn below the 3,117ft (950m) summit of Helvellyn, England's third highest mountain.

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