The man collapsed on Swirrral Edge

The man collapsed on Swirrral Edge

A man has died after collapsing on a Lake District ridge.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out this morning to Swirral Edge on Helvellyn, and the Great North Air Ambulance was scrambled about 10.30am.

The man, in his 50s, was treated by the helicopter’s doctor and paramedic, along with mountain rescuers, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The air ambulance flew to Helvellyn a second time in the afternoon after being called about 3.15pm to a walker in his 40s who had slipped and injured his knee.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was again called out and the walker, from Southwaite in Cumbria, was assessed by the doctor from the air ambulance and then airlifted from the mountain to one of the rescue team’s vehicles.

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