Hiker dies in moun­tain fall

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A HIKER died de­spite two at­tempts to reach him by he­li­copter after he fell more than 650ft on Helvel­lyn in the Lake Dis­trict.

The 54-year-old man was with his fam­ily on Sun­day when he slipped and fell from Strid­ing Edge.

Air am­bu­lance and HM Coast­guard he­li­copters were un­able to reach the him due to bad weather.

When a moun­tain res­cue team man­aged to ac­cess the scene they were un­able to re­vive the man.

A spokesman for the team said: “We pro­vided im­me­di­ate med­i­cal care, but sadly the man died at the scene.”

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