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Heart Attack – Hart Crag

July 29, 2021

July 28, 2021 12.58

On Wednesday 28th August 2021 at 12.58hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to a 51 year old male who had collapsed near Hart Crag, Hartsop.

The man had been walking with his wife and two friends when he suddenly collapsed. Friends and other walkers who were passing quickly commenced CPR on the gentleman.

Due to the remote location and the nature of the incident the Duty Leader requested an Air Ambulance as well as a Coastguard Rescue Helicopter to assist. The Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene and due to weather conditions landed a short distance from the casualty. Unfortunately the man was pronounced deceased by the helimed medics a short time after their arrival. The man had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Team members travelled to the scene on foot and assisted the helimed crew in the evacuation of the man to the air ambulance which transferred him to the Patterdale team base, along with his wife. The coastguard helicopter at this point had been re-directed to another incident in the Snowdon area.

Once again the team would like to thank the Great North Air Ambulance for their swift response and valuable assistance for this rescue, and also the Coastguard for their initial response.