Derbyshire mountain rescue team called after man collapses and dies while out walking

A walker collapsed and died despite efforts from a Derbyshire mountain rescue team to revive him over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 10:55 am

The walker fell ill at Limb Valley, near Ringinglow, in Sheffield on Sunday morning.

An air ambulance was deployed and a doctor and paramedics responded to the emergency as well as members of Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Despite efforts to revive the walker, he could not be saved.

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Edale Mountain Rescue Team responded to calls about a walker who collapsed at Limb Valley, near Ringinglow in Sheffield.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team responded to calls about a walker who collapsed at Limb Valley, near Ringinglow in Sheffield.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team said: “The team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an incident in the Limb Valley, Sheffield.

“A walker had been found in a collapsed state. Members of the public had commenced CPR.

“Despite the efforts of all on scene, the patient could not be resuscitated.

“Our thoughts go out to their family and friends at this terribly sad time.”

In a Facebook post for the mountain rescue team, Amanda Forrester, who helped at the scene with a friend, said: “Your crew were amazing. So professional, dignified and coordinated.

“I am sorry the gentleman didn’t make it. I hope his family will be comforted by the fact that he died doing what he hopefully loved.”

On Friday, the team helped a casualty who collapsed on a path near to the Longshaw Estate.

So far this year, the team has responded to 44 incidents.

Mountain rescue teams are made up of volunteers and rely upon donations.

The Edale team is one of the busiest in the country and since the beginning of 2000, team members have been involved in over 900 incidents.

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