Ben Nevis tragedy: One dead, two rushed to hospital as 17 saved in mountain rescue mission

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Police said the 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a large-scale rescue mission on the Scottish mountain on Tuesday.

Two other men aged 29 and 37 were rushed to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Police Scotland said the alarm was raised at around 14:15 on Tuesday afternoon. 

A major rescue operation was launched, with Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team deployed to help 17 people to safety. 

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Emergency services and mountain rescue colleagues attended to assist 17 people off the mountain.

“We can confirm that a 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a full report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

More to follow…



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