Mr Connell died after falling above St John's Beck. Photo: David Purchase CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mr Connell died after falling above St John's Beck. Photo: David Purchase CC-BY-SA-2.0

Police have named the walker who died in a fall in the Lake District on Saturday.

Christopher Connell, 67, of Halifax, West Yorkshire, was walking with an organised group when he fell about 30m (100ft) above St John’s Beck near Legburthwaite.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and paramedics were unable to revive Mr Connell after the fall.

A Cumbria Constabulary spokesperson said: “His family have been informed and the details have been passed to the coroner.

“There were no suspicious circumstances.”

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