Helvellyn walker dies in 200m fall from Striding Edge

  • 5 October 2013
  • From the section Cumbria

A man has been killed in a 650ft (200m) fall down a mountain in the Lake District.

The 24-year-old had been walking with a companion on Striding Edge on Helvellyn when he lost his footing and fell down the mountain.

A Sea King helicopter was scrambled as part of the mission to rescue him.

However, a team from Patterdale Mountain Rescue and paramedics eventually recovered his body from Nethermost Cove.

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