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Walker dies after falling from summit of popular beauty spot

Written by on 13/10/2020

A walker died after falling from the summit of a popular walking spot in the Peak District.

Emergency services were called to the summit of Mam Tor just before 8am on Sunday, October 11 after reports of a medical incident.

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams as well as the Yorkshire Ambulance Service were all called to the scene.

However, despite efforts from friends, members of the public and paramedics he did not survive.

In a post on its Facebook page the Edale Mountain Rescue team said: “Incident 124 – Sunday 11th October 2020 07:24hrs.

“An early request from the duty controller to a report of a medical incident on the summit of Mam Tor. Both Edale MRT and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team attended along with two crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

“Sadly despite the efforts of everyone on scene the outcome was not a good one.

“Thank you, must also go out to the friends and members of the public who provided basic life support until the emergency services arrived.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the gentleman’s family and friends at this sad time.”