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  • 11 February 2013, 21:25

Man Dies As Five Others Rescued In Cairngorms

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.

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.