The man fell from a gully on Pavey Ark

The man fell from a gully on Pavey Ark

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 60ft while scrambling on a Lake District fell.

The 70-year-old walker was tackling a gully on Pavey Ark on his own yesterday when he tumbled 20m, injuring his head.

His shouts for help were heard by two climbers who went to his aid and bandaged his head. He also suffered numerous cuts and bruises in the fall.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 6pm and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland also flew to the site above Stickle Tarn.

The climbers stayed with the injured man until rescuers arrived. He was then treated and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, by the aircraft crew.

The four-hour rescue involved 15 Langdale Ambleside MRT members.

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