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Walker killed in Scafell plunge
Scafell
Scafell is a popular destination for walkers
A walker has died after plunging 30ft on Scafell in the Lake District.

David Woodland from Gloucestershire lost his footing on loose scree on Broad Stand, a steep crag which has been the scene of previous accidents.

The 48-year-old was in a party of five and had 30 years' experience of walking. He was found by rescue teams, but had suffered fatal head injuries.

Volunteers from Wasdale and Cockermouth rescue teams were called out to the incident on Saturday afternoon.

The man's body was recovered by an RAF helicopter.

Scafell is close to England's highest mountain - Scafell Pike.

Last year Cumbrian mountain rescuers called for a campaign to reduce the number of people lost or stranded while walking.



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