Walker dies in Peak District after collapsing during hike

A walker passed away yesterday in the Peak District after a medical incident during a hike.

By Tom Hardwick
Wednesday, 15th December 2021, 2:09 pm

At around 12.40pm yesterday, the Edale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Derbyshire Police to attend an ongoing incident at the lower end of Winnats Pass, near Castleton.

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An Edale MRT spokesperson said: “Despite the best efforts of all on scene, the walker had unfortunately passed away.

"The team assisted Derbyshire Police in evacuating the walker on a stretcher from where they had died down to the care of a local undertaker.”

Sadly, the walker passed away despite rescue efforts from those on the scene.