TWO major search operations have been launched for three hillwalkers missing overnight in “challenging” conditions.
A 65-year-old man was reported missing at 7.30pm on Friday after failing to return from a walk on Lochnagar, a mountain near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.
Team called out last night along with Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team for a missing male on Lochnagar. Coastguard Rescue 951 also deployed, unfortunately male not located and the search continues this morning, challenging conditions up high.
Posted by Braemar Mountain Rescue on Friday, 26 January 2018
Braemar and Aberdeen Mountain Rescue teams were called out alongside the Coastguard Rescue 951 helicopter, but faced what were described as “challenging conditions up high”.
The helicopter was hampered by blizzards and cloud, but a search on foot was mounted overnight and reconvened at first light on Saturday.
Two further missing hill walkers have been found safe.
Mountain rescue and police teams launched a search for two men aged 42 and 47 after they failed to return from a walk in the Glen Tilt area, near Blair Atholl, Perthshire.
The pair were reported missing at 8.50pm on Friday, but were traced safely by the coastguard search and rescue helicopter on Saturday.