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Tributes to Preston man killed by 200ft fall during Lake District walk

Posted on - 20th February, 2012 - 9:04pm | Author - | Posted in - News
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Peter Huntley used to work for Lancashire County Council at one stage in his career

A keen walker who slipped and fell over 200ft from a ledge on one of the Lake District fells has been named today.

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Peter Huntley, who lived in Primrose Grove, Deepdale, was out walking with a friend near High Street in the Lakes above Blea Water.

A statement from Cumbria Police confirmed Mr Huntley fell from a ledge at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

Penrith Mountain Rescue team along with RAF Kinloss and air ambulance attended the incident. Mr Huntley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Huntley was the former managing director of Go North East bus company and had been in training for a fundraising trek to the North Pole in April.

He hoped to raise £10,000 for thre transport charity Transaid by walking from Russia to the Arctic circle.

He stepped down from Go North East in December after six years in charge.

A statement release by the firm said: “A tribute released by the firm said: “It’s with great sadness that we confirm the tragic death of former managing director Peter Huntley. This has come as a great shock to all his former colleagues.

“Above all Peter was a lover of life and lived it to the full. He will be sadly missed by us all.”

A police spokeswoman said Mr Huntley’s family and the coroner had been informed.

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