The man collapsed after leaving Whernside's summit

The man collapsed after leaving Whernside's summit

An exhausted walker on the Three Peaks challenge had to be rescued from Yorkshire’s highest fell.

The 48-year-old man was taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday when he collapsed with dehydration and heat exhaustion after leaving the summit of Whernside.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 2.50pm and members went to the aid of the man on High Pike.

Members of North East Wales Search and Rescue, who were passing by also treated the walker.

He was stretchered a short distance to a waiting air ambulance which flew him to hospital.

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