Second Hillwalker Dies In Hospital

18 February 2016, 10:31

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A second hillwalker who was among a group of three elderly men rescued after being missing overnight has died.

A large-scale search was launched for Bobby Thomson, 64, George Crosbie, 73, and Geoffrey Stewart, 74, after they failed to return from a walk in the hills around Durisdeer in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday afternoon.

The men were found 2.5 miles east of the village on Wednesday following a search involving police and mountain rescue teams, and they were airlifted to hospital.

Police confirmed shortly afterwards that one man had died. He was later named as Mr Crosbie.

Police have also now said Mr Stewart died in hospital late on Wednesday night.

Mr Thomson is recovering in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

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