Mr Elgey suffered a suspected heart attack on the summit of Great Gable

Mr Elgey suffered a suspected heart attack on the summit of Great Gable

Police have named the man who died on Great Gable’s summit while walking with a group.

Philip Elgey, 61, of Kendal could not be revived despite efforts to resuscitate him by friends, passers-by and members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after he collapsed on Tuesday.

The Great North Air Ambulance dropped its doctor at the scene, and then came and picked up two rescue team members and flew them to the 899m (2,949ft) summit.

A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire also flew to the site and airlifted Mr Elgey’s body from the mountain.

Cumbria Constabulary said: “His family have been informed and the file has been passed to the coroner. There are no suspicious circumstances.”

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