Tayside and Central Scotland

Body found by rescuers searching for missing climber

Rescuers searching for a 69-year-old climber who failed to return from a trip in the Corrie Fee area of Glen Doll in Angus, have found a body.

Police said the man, from Dundee, appeared to have been swept away in an avalanche.

Police, mountain rescue teams and an RAF helicopter launched a search about 2140 GMT on Friday after his family raised the alarm.

His body was found below a gully at about 0330 GMT on Saturday.

Tayside Police said the man, whose name has not yet been released, was a very experienced mountaineer and fully equipped for the conditions.

The body has yet to be formally identified and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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