The Great North Air Ambulance at the site near the Corridor Route leading to Scafell Pike. Photo: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance at the site near the Corridor Route leading to Scafell Pike. Photo: GNAAS

A fellrunner was seriously injured after falling on England’s highest mountain.

The man, in his 40s and from Otley, West Yorkshire, fell about 65ft from the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike today.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was joined shortly after 3pm by colleagues from the Duddon and Furness team and members of the Bowland Pennine MRT who were marshalling a race in the area.

An RAF Sea King helicopter and the Great North Air Ambulance also flew to the site, near Greta Gill.

The runner was treated at the scene by the air ambulance doctor and paramedic. He was then winched from the site by the RAF helicopter and flown to the valley bottom where the air ambulance crew, who had flown down, treated him further before he was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.

An air ambulance spokesperson described his multiple injuries as severe.

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