Walker dies after collapse on Ben
A 39-YEAR- OLD walker from Greater Manchester has died after collapsing on Ben Nevis on Sunday May 28.
Police Scotland were made aware around 9.10am. A spokesperson said: ' The 39-year- old man was airlifted off the mountain but was pronounced dead a short time later.
‘There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances. As with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.’
Leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team John Stevenson told the Lochaber
Times: ‘We got a call around 9am to say a gentleman had collapsed on the path. When we arrived, there was a doctor there who was doing his best to resuscitate him.
‘ We called the helicopter in, because the best option is to get him off the hill and to a hospital as soon as possible, and there wasn't much else we could do. He was airlifted off the hill but unfortunately he didn't make it.’
Mr Stevenson added: ‘ We have had a very quiet year up until now which has been great for us. It’s coming into summer now so I am sure we will have the usual summer stuff, like heat exhaustion, tiredness and twisted ankles back again soon.’