Walker dies af­ter col­lapse on Ben

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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