Blea Water. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

Blea Water. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker has died after falling 200ft (60m) from a Lakeland fell.

The man, believed to be from the Preston area, was with a friend on the High Street range when the accident happened yesterday, Sunday.

Police were alerted about 2.30pm after he fell from a ledge and members of the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team and RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team, along with an air ambulance, went to the site, above Blea Water, but the walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the Kinloss team brought the man’s body down from the fell.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary said: “Officers are now working to formally identify the man who is believed to be from the Preston area, and inform his immediate family.”

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