Boy, 10, flown to hospital after slipping and falling 165ft down snow-covered mountain

Boy, 10, airlifted to hospital after slipping on snow and plunging 165ft down England's third highest mountain Boy from Preston was climbing down Swirral Edge ridge on HelvellynWhile walking on the Lake District mountain he slipped on a steep slope Had suspected pelvic and head injuries and flown to hospital with father By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 18 February 2013 A 10-year-old boy was last night flown to hospital after falling 165ft down a snow-covered mountain. The boy, from Preston, Lancashire, was climbing down Swirral Edge ridge on Helvellyn in the Lake District with his father at 3:30pm yesterday when he slipped on a steep slope, mountain rescue said. A doctor and paramedic were dropped on the ridge by an air ambulance, and rescuers made their way to the boy.