Walker falls 600ft

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Walker falls 600ft

A walker escaped death yesterday after falling more than 600ft from a mountain. The accident happened on Blencathra near Keswick in the Lake District when the unnamed man and his group of fellow walkers reached a ridge called Sharp Edge close to the summit.

A mountain rescue team were called out after the alarm was raised using a mobile telephone and an RAF helicopter from Kinloss airlifted the man to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. He had suffered spinal, leg and head injuries.

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