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Lake District: Man Falls 650ft To His Death
A man has been killed after falling 656ft (200m) down a mountain in the Lake District.
The 24-year-old was walking with a companion on Helvellyn - the third highest peak in the country.
He fell from Striding Edge into Nethermost Cove, according to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT).
His hiking partner found him unconscious, and as there was no mobile phone signal, he continued his descent into Grisedale.
A local farmer there gave him a lift to Patterdale so he could raise the alarm.
An RAF Sea King helicopter, the Great North Air Ambulance, search and rescue dogs and mountain rescue teams from Patterdale and Penrith joined forces to search for the hiker.
The operation on Friday lasted for more than four hours and the man was found to have suffered fatal injuries.
Patterdale MRT leader Mike Blakey said: "This is a tragic incident involving the loss of a young life.
"Our thoughts are with the young man's walking companion, friends and family at this difficult time."