Man dies after falling nearly 500ft during Lake District walk


The 50-year-old hiker, who has not been named, was with a group of eight friends who had planned to spend the night in the Priest"s Hole cave on Dove Crag, 4.4 miles (7km) from Glenridding, Cumbria.

Cumbria Police alerted members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team at 10pm on Saturday following a 999 call reporting that the man had fallen down the front face of the fell.

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