Cumbria

Walker plunges 110ft in Lake District gully fall

Coastguard helicopter Image copyright Keswick Mountain Rescue
Image caption A Coastguard helicopter was used to winch the injured man to a waiting air ambulance

A man who plunged 110ft (35m) down a Cumbrian fell was rescued by two helicopters after suffering serious multiple injuries.

The 62-year-old man fell from the summit of Robinson near Buttermere, while walking in the Lake District on Friday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team called a coastguard helicopter which winched the injured man to a waiting air ambulance.

The man is being treated at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

A rescue team spokesman said the man plunged into a gully while descending the north side of Robinson.

"The prompt response of both air crews saved a large amount of time and effort in recovering the casualty and gave him the best possible chance of a good outcome," he said.

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