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.
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.
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.