Cumbria

Walker falls to death above Ennerdale Water

Scott Fell Ridge Image copyright www.walklakes.co.uk
Image caption Rescuers used ropes to reach the man

A walker has died after falling more than 260ft (80m) on the fells above Ennerdale Water in the Lake District.

The 65-year-old man, who has not yet been named, slipped from a ridge between Steeple and Little Scoat Fell late on Saturday, rescuers said.

Members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team used ropes to reach the man after a fellow walker raised the alarm.

A spokesman said: "Tragically, the man sustained fatal injuries from his fall. Our thoughts are with his family."

Ennerdale is the most westerly of the Cumbrian lakes.

Image copyright Eric Ostell
Image caption Ennerdale is the most westerly of the Cumbrian lakes

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