Cairngorms death man named

The hillwalker found dead after five others were rescued in the Scottish Highlands has been named by police. The body of Graham Connell, 31, from the Castleford area of Yorkshire, was found at the Jacob's Ladder area of the Cairngorms.

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Police name dead Cairngorms hillwalker

The hillwalker found dead after five others were rescued in the Scottish Highlands has been named by police.

The body of Graham Connell, 31, from the Castleford area of Yorkshire, was found at the Jacob's Ladder area of the Cairngorms.

A report will now be submitted to Procurator Fiscal.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team located five of the walkers, uninjured, on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn on Monday.

Read: More on the Scottish Highlands hillwalkers.

Five rescued after going missing the Cairngorms

Five people have been rescued and one found dead in the Scottish Highlands after a major search operation was launched, when the party of six men were reported overdue in the Cairngorms yesterday afternoon.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team located five of the walkers, uninjured, on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn at around 12.10pm today. They have been flown to safety at a site close to Aviemore.

Shortly afterwards the sixth man's body was found in the Jacob's Ladder area of the mountains, the police confirmed.

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Climber found dead after going missing in the Cairngorms

A climber who went missing in the Cairngorms at the weekend has died. Emergency teams found a body in the Jacob Ladder's area of the mountains, police confirmed.

A major search operation began yesterday involving teams of more than 100 people from the police, RAF and mountain rescue. The students are thought to be from the Leeds area and were not injured.

The man will not be named until his next of kin have been told.

Major search for six people missing in the Cairngorms

Six people, thought to be university students, have gone missing while walking in the Cairngorms. The group from the Leeds area failed to return from an expedition in the Scottish Highlands yesterday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is helping Northern Constabulary with the search, as well as mountain rescue teams from the Lake District and Ogwen Valley in Wales. Speaking to STV, one of the rescue team, Donnie Williamson, said:

Weather conditions are hellish. We can't see our knees. The access road is blocked and as soon as it is cleared, it all blows back in again so we are having difficulty getting our vehicles up the hill.

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