We were called by Police about reports of a walker who had collapsed and was no longer breathing on the summit of Scafell. We responded with a full callout and Great North Air Ambulance and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick were also dispatched. The coastguard helicopter arrived on scene first and took the man to hospital but unfortunately he did not survive. Our thoughts are with his family.
Incident started at 14:28 and ended at 17:50 making 3.4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2075 0666 (altitude 939 m). Total rescuer hours: 51