Two walkers found dead after falling from mountain
Men's bodies discovered by rescue teams on Ben Hope in Sutherland, Highlands.
Two walkers have died after falling from a mountain in the Highlands.
The bodies of two men were found on the north-west side of Ben Hope in Sutherland shortly after 2am on Wednesday.
A search involving mountain rescue teams and a coastguard helicopter had been launched at 3.45pm on Tuesday.
Both bodies were recovered from the mountain on Wednesday afternoon.
Inspector Kevin Macleod said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of both of these men at this tragic time.
"I would also like to pass on our gratitude to the volunteers of Assynt Mountain Rescue Team for their efforts in extremely challenging conditions."