British man dies on Arctic trip

A British man has died after getting into difficulty during an expedition in Greenland. Philip Goodeve-Docker was crossing the Greenland ice cap with two friends on a 'trip of a lifetime' when the group got into trouble. Two men remain in hospital.

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Severe snow storm trapped Arctic team for 30 hours

Pictured left to right: Philip Goodeve-Docker with expedition teammates Roan Hackney and Andy Norman. Credit: PA

The British man who died during a charity trek across the Greenland ice cap was trapped in a severe snow storm for around 30 hours before emergency teams could reach him and his two friends.

Philip Goodeve-Docker, an events manager, along with expedition leader Roan Hackney and Andy Norman, a former IT professional, got into difficulty when the sudden storm hit. Mr Goodeve-Docker died before the team could be airlifted to safety.

Temperatures in Greenland dropped to as low as minus 10.5C (13F) on Saturday, while gusts of 95 miles (152km) an hour were reported on the east coast. Both Mr Hackney and Mr Norman remain in a "critical condition" in hospital, according to Mr Goodeve-Docker's brother, Mark.

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