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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Aaran Lennox & Aaliyah Rugg

Man stopped walker to tell him he was having a heart attack

A man has been airlifted to a specialist hospital in Liverpool after he suffered a heart attack while out walking in Snowdonia.

Emergency services rushed to Cwm Idwal in North Wales at around 3.30pm Monday afternoon following reports a 66-year-old was having a heart attack. After a passer-by ran to lower ground to raise the alarm, the coastguard helicopter and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation arrived.

The man was then airlifted to Liverpool's cardiac hospital for further treatment, North Wales Live reports. A passing walker has since been praised for raising the alarm after the man recognised he was having a heart attack and stopped.

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A spokesman for the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation said on social media: "The team were called out at 3.30pm to reports of a man having a heart attack in Cwm Idwal. While walking on the path near Idwal Slabs, the 66 year old became unwell and recognised he was having a heart attack and stopped.

"A passing walker ran down to Ogwen Cottage to raise the alarm and the coastguard helicopter was immediately requested. After dropping the winchman on scene, four team members were lifted onto the hill to help carry the casualty while a further team member deployed on foot with additional medical equipment.

"Once on board, the casualty was flown directly to Liverpool Cardiac Hospital for treatment. We hope the casualty makes a full recovery and well done to the passing walker for your prompt help."


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