Leeds student mountaineer dies in Cairngorms - 5 more rescued
A CLIMBER has died after a group of student mountaineers from Leeds went missing overnight in the Cairngorms. Five more in his party have been rescued.
The man was confirmed dead after five of his fellow group were located this morning by rescue teams. They are uninjured
A police spokesman said the five were located on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn in the Cairngorms by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team at around 12:10pm on Monday.
Shortly afterwards the man’s body was found in the Jacob’s Ladder area of the Cairngorms, Northern Constabulary said.
His identity has not yet been revealed, although police said there are no other missing people in the area.
The man will not be named until his next of kin have been told.
Police said the five other hillwalkers were located on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn in the Cairngorms, by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team, at around 12.10pm today.
When contact was made with the group, it emerged that one person was still missing from the party of six.
The five walkers who are safe are said to be uninjured. They have been taken by helicopter to the Aviemore area.
They were part of a large group of 35 people who were visiting the Highlands, police said. They are either from, or connected to, Leeds University.
Police inquiries into the incident are continuing.
A major search operation involving 112 people from the police, RAF and mountain rescue teams was launched when the party was reported overdue in the Cairngorms on Sunday afternoon.
They are all understood to be in their 20s and from the Leeds area.
As well as the helicopter, the RAF has three other teams from Lossiemouth and Leuchars working on the ground.
The search was co-ordinated by Northern Constabulary and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, with assistance from Braemar and Dundonnell mountain rescue teams and officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, who are thought to have been in the area on a training exercise.
Further help was being given by mountain rescue team members from the Lake District and Ogwen Valley in Wales, as well as sniffer dogs.
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