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Sunday, 28 April, 2002, 03:43 GMT 04:43 UK
Woman killed in ravine plunge
A woman has died after slipping off a footpath and plunging into a deep ravine.

The 43-year-old was walking with a group of people - including her fiancé - when she fell 650ft (200m) to her death in the Langdale Pike area of the Lake District.

The walkers were between Loft Crag and Dungeon Ghyll when the accident happened about 1530 BST on Saturday.

The group scrambled down the hill and tried to resuscitate her while another walker made a call on his mobile phone to try to get help.

Head injuries

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said a helicopter had been scrambled but it was believed the woman from Barnes, west London, died just as the rescue team reached the group.

"She suffered serious head injuries during the fall and was then assisted by other members of her party," he said.

The Langdale and Ambleside mountain rescue team and members of the public also helped with the attempted rescue.

The woman's parents, who live in Cheshire, were being told of her death on Saturday night by Greater Manchester Police.

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