Man suffers head injuries in 300ft Lake District fall

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Image caption, Medical teams were sent to St Sunday Crag after the man's fall

A man suffered serious head injuries when he fell 300ft (90m) in the Lake District.

The 69-year-old, who also broke a leg and wrist at St Sunday Crag, was taken to hospital by helicopter after initial treatment at the valley bottom.

He is expected to make a full recovery, following treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Mike Blakey, of Patterdale Mountain Rescue, said it was "remarkable given the distance he has fallen".

He also thanked a passing police officer and emergency medical technician who helped the man on Saturday at about 16:00 BST.

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