Missing hillwalker found in Glen Doll

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A hill-walker from Dundee, reported as missing in the Glen Doll area last night, was found in the early hours of this morning.

A full-scale search was launched after 68-year-old Leo Fewster was reported overdue at the Glen Doll ranger station.

The Tayside Mountain Rescue Team, Tayside Police Search and Rescue Team and a helicopter from 137 Squadron RAF Lossiemouth began the search - the second in the area in five days - at around 9 pm last night.

Mr Fewster is an experienced hillwalker and is understood to have been well equipped when he set out yesterday morning.

The alarm was raised by the ranger when Mr Fewster failed to return to his car after leaving his route details and stating his estimated return was 5 pm.

Tayside Police confirmed this morning: “After a joint and extensive search carried out by Tayside Police and Civilian Mountain Rescue Teams, Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre and search and rescue dogs, Mr Fewster was traced in a forest area below Kilbo path about 04.15 hours.

“Despite suffering from the effects of the cold he was able to walk out with rescue teams to a waiting ambulance. Mr Fewster was thereafter conveyed to Ninewells hospital as a precautionary measure.”

This morning’s search came just five days after well-known Dundee climber Douglas Lang (69) died after being caught in an avalanche in the same area.

Mr Lang had been climbing alone in the Corrie Fee area of Glen Doll.

The alarm was raised by his family when he did not return at the expected time.

Tayside Police and Tayside Mountain rescue teams, supported by a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth, began searching for him late last Friday night.

His body was found below A Gully last Saturday morning.