A WALKER from Lincoln died after collapsing near Helvellyn yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

The Great North Air Ambulance Service said the 64-year-old  man had suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed at 2.20pm at a peak just off the summit of England's third highest mountain. 

Other walkers on the hill had started CPR by the time the GNAAS' Pride Of Cumbria helicopter arrived.

A spokesman for the GNAAS said low cloud had prevented the helicopter from reaching the casualty so a medic was dropped close by and made the rest of the way On foot.

"Patterdale and Keswick mountain rescue teams were also activated and a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter that was training nearby joined the effort," added the spokesman.


"All teams worked together to resuscitate the patient but sadly he did not respond and was pronounced dead on the hill.

"We would like to take the chance to extend our sympathy to the family and friends of the patient."