Missing climber found in Wester Ross
Man in his 60s found unconscious after overnight search.
A climber who was reported missing in Wester Ross has been found unconscious but alive by mountain rescue team members.
The 62-year-old is believed to have fallen and has been lying unconscious overnight while searches were organised to find him on the 3,100-foot Sgurr na Sgine Ridge in Kintail.
The man is being rushed to the Belford Hospital in Fort William for treatment. His condition is not known.
He was reported to be experienced, fit and well-equipped.
During the night the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter assisted in the search, along with the Kintail Mountain Rescue Team and search and rescue dog handlers.
The helicopter, which had been involved over a period of 12 hours, had returned to base for re-fuelling when the report was received that he had been found. It was sent back to the scene to fly him to hospital, after he received on the spot medical care at the scene.
The man was found by members of the Royal Air Force Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team who were part of the joint Police, civilian, coastguard and military search effort.
The RAF team did what they could for the man until the Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway airlifted him to the emergency landing site at Corpach, Fort William from where an ambulance took him to the Belford Hospital.
An RAF spokesman said: "Everything possible was done to get the man to hospital as quickly as possible.Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."