Walker dies during Lake District mountain climb

A man has died while hiking up a Lake District mountain.

The air ambulance, emergency crews and mountain rescuers were called out on Saturday, July 10, to reports of a man who had collapsed “suddenly” while hiking up Skiddaw, near Keswick.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said the man had been hiking to the summit of the mountain as part of a party of family and friends.

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The group, which included NHS and emergency workers. gave the man CPR immediately and tried to revive him as they waited for help to arrive.

Keswick MRT said: “Air Ambulance arrived quickly on scene to help with resuscitation with mountain rescue also en-route to provide further assistance. Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, the man could not be saved. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Skiddaw is the sixth highest mountain in England and stands at 931m (3,054) ft tall.

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