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Rescuers land on Helvellyn ridge

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The walker fell off the ridge narrowly avoiding a 300ft (91m) drop

Footage has been released of one of the most dramatic air rescues ever witnessed in the Lake District.

The pilot of the Great North Air Ambulance managed to land on narrow Striding Edge on Helvellyn - a manoeuvre requiring great accuracy.

The helicopter had been called out, along with mountain rescue teams, after a woman fell about 30ft (10m), ending up in a precarious position on a ledge.

It landed with its rear wheels on the ridge allowing a paramedic to get out.

He was able to help the 62-year-old woman, who had suffered a minor head injury in the accident on 5 October.

She was transferred by the air ambulance to Carlisle Hospital and released after treatment.



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