Three hillwalkers found dead in Glen Coe: Investigation Report
Three hillwalkers were found dead in Glen Coe after failing to return from their hike. Emergency services were called to the Aonach Eagach Ridge on Saturday night when the trio was reported missing shortly after 9 pm. Their bodies were later discovered during a search. Police Scotland, HM Coastguard, the RAF, and the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team were involved in the recovery operation. Aonach Eagach is said to be one of the narrowest ridges on the British mainland and requires fighting skills to cross. The rocky six-mile stretch includes two Munro summits: Sgorr nam Fiannaidh at 3,175ft and Meall Dearg at 3,124ft.
Three hillwalkers found dead in Glen Coe
Police Scotland said the deaths did not appear to be suspicious. A spokesperson for the force said: “We were made aware of concern about a group of three mountaineers 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 Fiscal Prosecutor.”