Swirral Edge, scene of the 11-year-olds fall

Swirral Edge, scene of the 11-year-old's fall

A boy survived a 30m (100ft) fall from England’s third highest mountain today.

The 11-year-old from Northampton fell from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn about 2pm.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call for help and the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance also flew to the boy’s aid.

The helicopter’s doctor treated the boy at the scene and he was then airlifted to the team’s rescue base in Patterdale, where he underwent further treatment by the Patterdale MRT doctor before being released.

At the same time, the team sent a second Land Rover ambulance to Aira Force waterfall where a six-year-old child had fallen. Patterdale MRT members helped treat the injured walker with ambulance staff who had gone to the incident.

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