Walker dies after collapsing despite help from public, Derbyshire mountain rescue team and health professionals

A walker has died after collapsing while out over the bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:53 pm

Edale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help with the incident in the Limb Valley, Sheffield on Sunday at around 10.30am.

A walker had been found collapsed, and members of the public had commenced CPR.

The mountain rescue team, air ambulance, a local BASICS doctor and ambulance staff all attended the scene but sadly despite the best efforts of all involved, the patient could not be resuscitated.

The walker sadly died despite the best efforts of all involved. Photo - Edale Mountain Rescue Team

A spokesperson for Edale MRT said: “Our thoughts go out to their family and friends at this terribly sad time.”

The team also attended callouts on Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s incident saw the team respond after a member of the neighbouring Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team who was out walking came across a casualty that had suffered a medical collapse on a path near to the Longshaw Estate. Working alongside colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service, the casualty was stabilised with the administration of the appropriate medication. They were then taken by mountain rescue stretcher to the roadside and into a waiting ambulance before being taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.

On Saturday, a walker out with friends in Cave Dale fell and injured their ankle. The team were called by the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation controller to help and on arrival, placed the casualty on the mountain rescue stretcher before carrying them down to a waiting ambulance. The injured walker then went to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport for further treatment.

Edale MRT is made up of volunteers and relies on donations. To find out more, see https://edalemrt.co.uk/.