Incident 65/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 09.28 – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,68) felt unwell, approaching the summit of Pen y ghent, but continued to the top. Very soon after beginning the descent, he collapsed and lost consciousness. By coincidence, the next people to come along were all medical professionals, so when it was necessary they attempted CPR and kept it up, until relieved. A road ambulance, an air ambulance and CRO were all dispatched.
Arriving on scene first, the air ambulance paramedics continued CPR and the helicopter flew down the hill to pick up CRO members and road-ambulance paramedics. CPR was halted after over an hour from the collapse. The air ambulance flew the deceased down to Horton in Ribblesdale, for hand-over to the road ambulance and Police, while CRO members checked on the other members of the party and withdrew from the hill, themselves. FATAL

Volunteer hours: 33