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Cardiff University student who died after Ben Nevis fall named

Patrick Boothroyd Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Patrick Boothroyd died following a fall on Sunday

A 21-year-old climber who died after falling while tackling a route in Ben Nevis' Tower Gully has been named.

Cardiff University student Patrick Boothroyd, from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, was in the university's students' union mountaineering club.

Police were alerted to the accident at about 14:25 on Sunday.

He was flown by a coastguard search and rescue helicopter to the Belford Hospital in Fort William where he died from his injuries.

The man's climbing partner also fell. He has been receiving treatment at the Belford for "non-life threatening injuries".

Police Scotland confirmed Mr Boothroyd's identity.

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Image caption Mr Boothroyd was a student at Cardiff University

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