Man, 50, dies walking up one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks

Peny-y-ghent, Yorkshire Dales
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A 50-year-old man tragically died while climbing one of the Three Peaks in the Yorkshire Dales after the Air Ambulance was scrambled.

The walker collapsed while hiking on Pen y Ghent on Saturday, June 15. Air ambulance crews flew to the fell, in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, to retrieve his body.

North Yorkshire Police are not treating his death as suspicious. A coroner's report is being prepared, Yorkshire Live reports.

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Cave Rescue Organisation issued the following statement, it said: "A Three Peaks walker (m, 50) was reported to have collapsed, with CPR being administered by an off-duty paramedic, near the summit of Pen y Ghent.

"Team members who were approaching the summit turned round and returned to Dale Head when it was learned that air ambulance paramedics had confirmed that he had died and would fly the deceased off the hill.

"Other members assisted with landing the aircraft and carrying him to a waiting road ambulance. Our thoughts are with the walker's companions and his family at home."

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "We were called to the sudden death of a man in his 50 on Pen y Ghent on Saturday, June 15. His death is not being treated as suspicious and we are assisting in preparing a report for the coroner."