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Ben Nevis walker dies

A man died yesterday (Sun 29 May) after becoming ill whilst walking on Ben Nevis. The emergency services were alerted shortly after 7:30pm and the casualty was found just above the Half Way Lochan by the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. RAF Kinloss and a coastguard helicopter from Stornoway also took part in the operation in which the 22 year old was airlifted to the Belford Hospital in Fort William where medical staff founght to stablise his condition but unfortunately the casualty passed away later that evening.

The Police say that his identity will not be released until his next of kin have been informed. A full report on the circumstances will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal at Fort William which is usual in these situations.

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