Walker dies after suffering 'serious head injury' in fall while exploring at popular Peak District destination | The Sun

A WALKER has died after suffering a "serious injury" in a fall while exploring at a popular Peak District destination.

Mountain rescue workers were called to a footpath above Speedwell Cavern in the Peak District at around 7pm on Saturday to reports of a walker who had fallen and was unconscious with a head injury.

A group of friends had been visiting the area for the weekend when one slipped and fell a distance down the hill, according to the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Tragically, the injuries were "incompatible with life" and the walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a Facebook post, Edale Mountain Rescue said: "The team was contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service to reports of a walker who had fallen and was unconscious with a head injury on a footpath above Speedwell Cavern.

"A group of friends visiting the area for the weekend were making their way off the hill when one slipped and tumbled a distance, sustaining a serious head injury during the fall.

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"A couple of local team members arrived on scene at the same time as an ambulance crew and team paramedic.

"Despite the best efforts of their friends, team members and the ambulance crew, the injuries received were incompatible with life and the walker was unfortunately pronounced deceased at scene.

"After the attendance of the police the deceased was evacuated from the hillside. Our condolences to the family and friends of those involved."

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