The incident happened in Grains Gill. Photo: Trevor Littlewood CC-BY-SA-2.0

The incident happened in Grains Gill. Photo: Trevor Littlewood CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker has died on a Lake District fell despite efforts by passers-by to save him.

The man was found at the top of Grains Gill near Glaramara on Saturday.

Rescuers said walkers discovered the man collapsed at the site. He appeared to have hit his head, and the passers-by then discovered he had no pulse, so started performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him.

They rang 999 and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm.

A team spokesperson said: “The first vehicle was away in six minutes, followed by a second vehicle within a short space of time.

“Unfortunately, the distance from the road, and the fact that no helicopters were available because of thick mist, suggested an unfavourable outcome.

“Despite an ambulance paramedic and two of the team members being on the scene relatively swiftly, the gentleman could not be saved.

“Credit should be given to those passers-by who tried to give the casualty a fighting chance by giving CPR while the team was en route.”

Keswick MRT members carried the man’s body to Seathwaite and then took it to their base where police and an undertaker were waiting.

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