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Man dies after 330ft Helvellyn fall in Lake District

Striding Edge, Helvellyn
Image caption Four people have died on the mountain this year

A man has died after falling 330ft (100m) down a mountain in the Lake District.

The 75-year-old suffered fatal injuries after falling from Striding Edge, Helvellyn, on Monday afternoon.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the man was "properly equipped and experienced". It is the fourth fatality on the mountain this year.

Team leader Mike Blakey said his thoughts were with the man's family, friends and walking companions.

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