A rescue team vehicle at the scene. Photo: Keswick MRT

A rescue team vehicle at the scene. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker has died after falling into a Lake District gorge.

The 72-year-old was walking above Borrowdale on Wednesday with his wife and dog when the incident happened.

The couple took the steep descent route towards the Derwent Water shore down Cat Gill between Walla Crag and Falcon Crag.

The man stumbled and fell from the path into the gill, suffering fatal injuries.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.15pm. A team spokesperson said: “Two passers-by climbed down to the man and attempted to help him.

“Members of Keswick team arrived shortly after and despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save him.

“An extremely sad and unfortunate incident and our deepest thoughts and sympathy go to the man’s wife, family and friends.”

The incident lasted four hours and involved 20 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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