By Democrat reporter
Three hill walkers have been found dead in Glencoe after failing to return from their hike.
Emergency services were called to the Aonach Eagach Ridge shortly on Saturday, August 5 after the group were reported missing shortly after 9pm.
Police, HM Coastguard, the RAF and Glencoe Mountain Rescue team were dispatched to the scene to locate the missing hikers. Tragically their bodies were discovered a short time later and a recovery operation took place.
Police Scotland say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of concern for a group of three hill walkers who had not returned from the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glencoe shortly after 9.05pm on Saturday, 5 August.
“A search was carried out and the bodies of three people were found. HM Coastguard as well as Glencoe and RAF mountain rescue teams assisted with the recovery operation.
“There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
All the three dead hill walkers were adults – there is no indication yet whether they were men or women – and appear to have fallen. There had been rain in the area in the morning but the conditions were said to be reasonable.