The man was walking on Grindslow Knoll. Photo: Neil Theasby CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man was walking on Grindslow Knoll. Photo: Neil Theasby CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker suffering a heart attack on the Peak District’s highest hill was saved by a passing cardiologist and air ambulance paramedics.

The man was walking with friends on Kinder Scout today when he began complaining of chest pains.

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out shortly after 1pm and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was also scrambled to the scene on Grindslow Knoll, on the southern edge of the summit plateau.

An Edale MRT spokesperson said: “Aircrew paramedics reached the male and he was found to be suffering from a heart attack.

“Along with a cardiologist who happened to be running past, the male was given lifesaving treatment for his condition and rapidly conveyed to the air ambulance for immediate transfer to a specialist cardiac centre at Wythenshawe Hospital.”

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