A MAN died despite a battle to save him by fellow walkers and road and Yorkshire Aire Ambulance medics .

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation members were also called to the scene near to Gordale House, between Malham and Gordale Scar, Skipton.

A CRO spokesman said: "As team members arrived at 12.25pm on Friday, December 1, despite attempts at CPR by other walkers and the road ambulance crew, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance doctor sadly declared the individual to be deceased."

CRO volunteers stayed behind to remove him from the fellside and transport him to the waiting road ambulance.