While climbing a mountain Sunday in England’s rugged Lake District, a British man tumbled 600 ft. down a snow-covered slope — only to land in the path of a rescue team.
David Spain, 28, suffered minor injuries — a dislocated shoulder, cuts and bruises — after falling down the 3,200-ft. peak of Helvellyn mountain, which has killed three people this year. He was propelled downward by a gust of wind during a blizzard that started midclimb, according to the Manchester Evening News.
He ended up near a rescue team conducting a training exercise. “I shouted and shouted until they saw me … I was really lucky,” said Spain, who is currently recuperating with his fiancée until his wedding in May.
“This is one lucky chap — he should buy a lottery ticket,” said rescue official Mike Blakey.