Storm Gareth: Dog missing for 48 hours rescued from snowy mountain ledge
A dog missing for 48 hours in Storm Gareth has been rescued from a snowy mountainside by a helicopter crew.
The Inverness Coastguard helicopter crew spotted Ben by chance as they were out on a training exercise in the Cairngorms on Wednesday.
As two members of the team completed a winter training exercise on the ground near Loch Avon, the crew in the helicopter spotted Ben "terrified and cold" on a narrow ledge with a 200ft drop below.
After picking up their two fellow crew members, they returned to the spot and winched down to collect the stranded dog.
The crew flew Ben to a nearby outdoor training centre, from where he was quickly taken to a vet.
According to the coastguard, Ben was "doing well" and had been reunited with his owner.