Walker found dead after going missing in Cairngorms is named

A climber who died after going missing overnight in the Cairngorms has been named.

Graham Connell, 31, was part of a group of six Leeds University students who failed to return after a climbing trip on Sunday.

It was understood that he had been injured in a fall.

He completed a Physics programme at Leeds university in 2004, graduating with a Diploma in Higher Education.

The five other students were rescued on Monday at around 12.10pm on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn in the Cairngorms by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.

Shortly afterwards Mr Connell's body was recovered in the Jacob's Ladder area of the Cairngorms. Northern Constabulary said he was originally from the Castleford area of Yorkshire.

The other five walkers were not injured. A search to find them had involved 112 people from the police, RAF and mountain rescue teams was launched when the party of six men were reported overdue in the Cairngorms on Sunday afternoon.

A spokesman for Northern Constabulary added that a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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