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A 66 year old man is in a stable condition in hospital tonight after collapsing whilst walking near Keswick.
The walker from Newcastle suffered a heart attack on Blease Fell this afternoon. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team attended the scene and the patient was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by the Great North Air Ambulance (Pride of Cumbria).
Former Newcastle player David Ginola declared himself "fine" on Friday after regaining consciousness following a quadruple heart bypass operation overnight - at least that's what was tweeted from his social media account.
The tweet said he had "never slept better" after collapsing while playing football on Thursday.
The 49-year-old attending a celebrity golf tournament in Mandelieu on the French Riviera.
He was taken to the Monaco Cardio-Thoracic Centre, where he was operated on by Professor Gilles Dreyfus.
Professor Dreyfus, quoted in local newspaper Var-Matin, clarified Ginola had not suffered a heart attack but said the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart had been affected.
Hello world, never slept better. I'm fine, just need to rest a bit. Thank you so much all of you for your magnificent support.
"He arrived in a catastrophic state.
"He was unconscious and did not remember anything.
"But it is going well. I have been able to talk to him. He does not show any neurological after-effects.
"He did not have a heart attack but he had very complicated coronary lesions which required us to perform a quadruple bypass. We began the operation at 1900 and finished between 0100 and 0130 (local time, from 1800 to between midnight and 0030 BST)"
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Tributes were paid to the Kenton School pupil and talented footballer when his death was announced.
Mourners were encouraged to wear Newcastle United football shirts for the funeral.
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