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Man airlifted from Helvellyn during thunder-storm

Striding Edge, Helvellyn Image copyright Thinkstock
Image caption Helvellyn is England's third highest peak

Mountain rescuers were called to the summit of a Lake District mountain during a thunder-storm after a man was injured in a fall.

The 58-year-old tumbled from Striding Edge towards Nethermost Cove, on Helvellyn, at 13:30 BST on Wednesday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was taken to the summit by The Great North Air Ambulance to help the casualty, who was then flown to hospital.

The "difficult" five-hour rescue involved 18 rescue team members.

With a 950m (3,117ft) summit, Helvellyn is England's third highest peak.

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