Cautley Spout, scene of Mr Church's fatal fall

Cautley Spout, scene of Mr Church's fatal fall

The climber who died in a fall from a frozen waterfall has been named.

Dave Church, of Shildon, County Durham, was leading a climb on the frozen Cautley Spout in the Howgills when he fell about 25m (80ft) on Boxing Day.

The 54-year-old, who recently married and has a son, died from his injuries at the scene, despite resuscitation attempts by a paramedic from the North-West Air Ambulance, members of the Kirkby Stephen and Kendal Mountain Rescue Teams and Cave Rescue Organisation and Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team who were in the area.

Mr Church’s climbing companion was uninjured in the incident.

A tribute posted on grough following the climber’s death said: “This man will be truly missed; he was an honourable man; very kind, caring, hard-working and influential. It is just such a shame, and he will noticeably be missed. This death will affect a lot of lives in the North of England.”

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