Climbers die in Scotland avalanche

Three people in party of nine killed in avalanche in Scottish Highlands.

    Rescue dogs and helicopters have been pressed
    into service to look for survivors [GALLO/GETTY]
     

    Two of the climbers were found by helicopter, after which mountain rescue teams took over the search for the remaining seven members of the party, one of whom died.

    Scotland's avalanche information service had rated the avalanche risk on Saturday as "considerable", issuing a category three avalanche risk, on a scale of one to five.

    Buchaile Etive Mor's highest point measures 3,352 feet (1,020 metres).

    SOURCE: Agencies


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