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Search resumes for missing Ben Nevis climbers

Published 27/02/2016

Rachel Slater and Tim Newton were reported missing on February 15 (PA/Police Scotland)
Rachel Slater and Tim Newton were reported missing on February 15 (PA/Police Scotland)

The search for a missing couple on Ben Nevis has resumed.

Rachel Slater, 24, and 27-year-old Tim Newton, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, failed to return from an outing on Britain's highest mountain.

They were reported missing on February 15.

A total of 37 people are involved in the latest search, which involves rescue teams from Lochaber, Oban, Dundonnell, Cairngorm and Skye as well as three search-and-rescue dogs with their handlers.

Search efforts have been hampered by hazardous weather and avalanche risks but Saturday's activity is expected to last all day with very favourable weather conditions.

Climbers and walkers in the area are advised to report any information that may assist to police.

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