The missing walker was spotted by an RAF Sea King helicopter

The missing walker was spotted by an RAF Sea King helicopter

A walker who was reported missing in the Highlands has been safe and well.

The woman, from the Edinburgh area, camped out on the hillside overnight after becoming disoriented in mist and rain. The 34-year-old walker then started making her own way off the mountains.

A major search was launched for her after she was reported overdue at 10.15 last night. Members of the Cairngorm and RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Teams were joined by Northern Constabulary officers and a police dog.

The woman was found uninjured today at about 12.20pm by the crew of the RAF Lossiemouth Sea King helicopter at Glen Banchor, west of Newtonmore. Rescuers then helped her from the hill.

A police spokesperson said: “The lady, who is a reasonably experienced walker and was adequately equipped, is uninjured.

“Her details are not being divulged at her own request.”

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