Mr Farthing was found by walkers in the Glenderaterra valley

Mr Farthing was found by walkers in the Glenderaterra valley

Police have named a mountain biker who died in a fall in the Lake District.

Michael Farthing, 64, of Penrith, Cumbria, fell between 150m and 200m (492ft and 656ft) yesterday in the Glenderaterra valley, below Lonscale Fell.

Emergency services were alerted about 12.15pm when a group of walkers found a bike on a steep rocky section of the track and said they could see the rider further down a steep slope.

One of the group managed to climb down by a different route, where he found the Mr Farthing suffering from serious multiple injuries

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team went to the scene and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the site, but Mr Farthing was pronounced dead.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer helped bring the rider’s body from the fellside.

Cumbria Constabulary said: “There are currently no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the case will be passed to the coroner.”

An hour after the Keswick team was called out to Mr Farthing, it was alerted to a 49-year-old man who had collapsed with chest pains at Taylorgill in Borrowdale. The crew of an air ambulance used cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Team members carried the man’s body from the fell to Seathwaite.

Keswick MRT also helped a woman who had collapsed at Friar’s Crag on the shore of Derwent Water. The team’s doctor and several team members tended to the 88-year-old woman before she was taken to Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital in Keswick.

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