A man has died after collapsing while climbing a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales.
Mountain enthusiasts were trying to revive the veteran hiker when rescuers rushed to Aran Benllyn just before 10 a.m. on Saturday, WalesOnline reports.
Despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead on the scene.
A Coast Guard helicopter was sent into the mountain range with the Aberdyfi search and rescue team, but the plane was unable to reach the man due to the low cloud cover.
When the rescue team arrived at the foot of the hill, a paramedic was lowered below the cloud base and had to walk to the scene.
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Aberdyfi search and rescue team members were told that the hiker was part of a well-equipped and experienced mountaineering club.
A rescue team spokesman said: “Due to the remote location and the possible severity of the incident, the help of the Coast Guard’s Rescue936 helicopter has been requested.”
“When the members of the rescue team arrived at the foot of the hill, the paramedic and Windenman were dropped under the cloud base to walk to the injured man.”
A stretcher and medical supplies were flown to the crime scene.
The rescue team spokesman said, “Despite immediate, prolonged, high-quality CPR from group members and further interventions as soon as the paramedic was on site, the man remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The man and his fellow travelers were flown from the crime scene.