The Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

The Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

A walker has died after being found collapsed on a mountain in Eryri.

A group of six walkers found the man, in his 60s, alone and unresponsive on Cadair Idris on Tuesday.

The members of the public called for help and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an extended period on the man under the guidance of an ambulance call-handler, until medical help arrived.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 4pm.

Two team members made their way to the scene on the Minffordd path just below Llyn Cau, about the same time as the Coastguard helicopter arrived.

A team spokesperson said: “Further team members were also airlifted to support the operation. The paramedic winchman was able to administer appropriate advanced medical interventions and CPR continued for a further 30 minutes, but with no response evident the decision was made to cease resuscitation attempts.

“The casualty was flown down off the mountain and placed in the care of waiting police officers while team volunteers and the group of walkers made their way off the mountain.”

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