Scotland: 6 university students missing in Cairngorm Mountains found, one dead others uninjured – 110213 1950z

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Search underway in Cairngorms for missing climbers

The six missing were hillwalking in the Cairngorms. Picture: Ian RutherfordThe six missing were hillwalking in the Cairngorms. Picture: Ian Rutherford

By ALISTAIR MUNRO
Published on Monday 11 February 2013 09:48

“A MAJOR search is underway in the Cairngorms for six missing hillwalkers.

 The hillwalkers were reported overdue on Sunday evening

Four climbers were killed in Glencoe last month whilst another three survived an avalanche in the Cairngorms last week

The operation was launched on Sunday evening when the party was reported overdue.

The search comes in the wake of two serious avalanches in the Highlands in the last month, the first in Glencoe claiming four lives.

The search recommenced early this morning and involves personnel from a number of mountain rescue teams, including Cairngorm, Dundonnell, RAF Leuchars, RAF Lossiemouth and Braemar.

Assistance is also being provided by mountain rescuers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, RAF Leeming, Ogwen Valley in Wales, and search and rescue dog teams from across Scotland and the Lake District.

There is an unprecedented number of teams taking part because of a training exercise which had been taking place in the Cairngorms.

Three climbers survived being caught in an avalanche on the same mountain range last week, but sadly four others were swept to their deaths in Glencoe last month.” – scotsman

The party is a group of university students from Leeds. Rescue helicopter being hampered by wind blowing at 60-70 mph

Update

Man Dies As Five Others Rescued In Cairngorms

The body of a hillwalker is found after a group of young men went missing in the Scottish Highlands.

6:54pm UK, Monday 11 February 2013
Cairngorms Mountain Rescue

The mountain rescue team helped the search (Pic:Cairngorms Mountain Rescue)

The body of a hillwalker has been found after five others were rescued in the Scottish Highlands.

A major search operation, which involved more than 100 rescuers and a helicopter, was launched when a party of six men failed to return from a hike in the Cairngorms on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier on Monday, the five other hikers were found on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.

When contact was made with the group about 12.10pm, it emerged that one man was still missing.

The man’s body was later found in the Jacob’s Ladder area of the Cairngorms, Northern Constabulary said.

Cairngorms
The walkers went missing in the Cairngorms

The dead man’s identity has not yet been revealed and he will not be named until his next of kin have been told.

The five walkers who were found safe were said to be uninjured and were taken by helicopter to the Aviemore area.

They are all understood to be students in their 20s from the Leeds area. They are either from, or connected to, Leeds University.

They were part of a large group of 35 people who were visiting the Highlands, police said.

Police inquiries into the incident are continuing.

The search team involved 112 people from the police, RAF and mountain rescue teams, as well as sniffer dogs.

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  1. “12 February 2013 : 3 RAF teams involved in Cairngorms rescue

    A major search operation was launched over the weekend involving three mountain rescue teams from RAF Leeming, Leuchars and Kinloss. SAR teams and dogs were all involved in the operation to seach for a group of students from Leeds University who had not returned.

    Five of the party were and airlifted by a RAF Lossiemouth Sea King. From Rothiemurchus near Aviemore the group were taken on by ambulance. Shortly afterwards, the body of the sixth member of the group was recovered near Jacob’s Ladder.

    The group had set off from Leeds on Friday. ” – raf-families-federation.org.uk

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