Man rescued after 50m crag fall at Thornhow End

A man was airlifted to hospital after passers-by spotted him falling more than 50m (164ft) in the Lake District.

Rescuers were called to Thornhow End near St Sunday Crag after the group saw the walker fall on Sunday.

He was rescued by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and flown to hospital in Carlisle by a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter.

A spokesman said he suffered a head injury and was "lucky" passing walkers saw him fall.

"Given the man's location and injuries a Royal Naval Sea King helicopter from Prestwick kindly assisted with evacuation of the man to hospital in Carlisle," the spokesman said.

"He had suffered a head injury and was lucky that passing walkers saw the accident happen and alerted the emergency services."

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