Cumbria

Helvellyn accident victim named as John Chadwick

Striding Edge, Helvellyn Image copyright Thinkstock
Image caption The Lake District's Helvellyn is the third highest peak in England

A man who died after an accident on one of England's highest mountains has been named by police.

John Chadwick was found seriously injured and unconscious on Helvellyn in the Lake District on Wednesday after being reported missing by his wife.

The 68-year-old, from Gamblesby, near Penrith, also suffered a cardiac arrest during a four-hour rescue operation.

He was flown to hospital in Newcastle by a helicopter rescue crew, but died shortly after arrival.

Mr Chadwick was well-known amongst the Cumbrian climbing community, with Mike Blakey of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, describing him as a "very experienced and well-equipped climber".

The rescue operation involved more than 40 people from five mountain rescue teams.

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