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Climber dies after being rescued from Scottish Highlands

A climber from Nottinghamshire has died after being rescued from the Scottish Highlands. Credit: Oban Mountain Rescue Team

A climber from Nottinghamshire has died after being rescued from the Scottish Highlands.

Two men became stranded in the Glencoe area on Friday. They were both rescued, but the 57-year-old man has since passed away. The 49-year-old is in a stable condition in hospital.

In a statement released yesterday, Police Scotland said: "Police Scotland can confirm that one of the two missing climbers rescued from the Glencoe area on Saturday has sadly passed away."

Both men had travelled to Glencoe as part of a climbing group. The search began on Friday evening and resumed at 8am on Saturday, involving Glencoe, Lochaber and Oban Mountain Rescue Teams and a Coastguard helicopter.

HM Coastguard said one climber was found at midday and the second was located around 30 minutes later.