Missing pair found safe in Scottish Highlands

Two people reported missing amid bad weather in the Cairngorms have been found safe by mountain rescue teams.

Cairngorm, Braemar and Aberdeen rescue teams were alerted at around 5pm on Tuesday that two people were missing near Ben Macdui.

They were believed to be lost with no map or compass, with weather conditions described as “poor and exceptionally windy”.

Cairngorm mountain rescue team said the pair were found at around 11pm.

Braemar mountain rescue team tweeted: “Team members have located the missing walkers.

“We are delighted to say they are safe and well and being escorted back to base. Not a great night to be in the hills!”

When the incident was first raised, Braemar mountain rescue team posted: “Team called out to locate two persons missing on Cairngorm plateau along with Cairngorm MRT tonight.

“Weather conditions poor and exceptionally windy.”

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