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Man suffers head injuries in 300ft Lake District fall

Viewing St Sunday Crag from Fairfield Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Medical teams were sent to St Sunday Crag after the man's fall

A man suffered serious head injuries when he fell 300ft (90m) in the Lake District.

The 69-year-old, who also broke a leg and wrist at St Sunday Crag, was taken to hospital by helicopter after initial treatment at the valley bottom.

He is expected to make a full recovery, following treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Mike Blakey, of Patterdale Mountain Rescue, said it was "remarkable given the distance he has fallen".

He also thanked a passing police officer and emergency medical technician who helped the man on Saturday at about 16:00 BST.

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