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Youth falls from Striding edge

Striding Edge
11/10/2008
On Saturday 11th October at midday 13 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to rescue a 17yr old youth who had slipped from Striding Edge Helvellyn. He had fallen about 30 meters from the edge towards Red Tarn.

The alarm was raised by a passing walker who stayed on the ridge to help the team locate the casualty.

The team together with air ambulance paramedic and doctor treated the casualty for his injuries.

Because of the location of the casualty an RAF helicopter was used to evacuate the casualty by winching him from the fell. He was flown to Carlisle Infirmary for further investigation and treatment.