A 70-year-old man has died after falling from a peak in the Highlands.
The man was walking on An Teallach, near Dundonnell in Wester Ross, when he fell shortly after 1pm on Sunday.
Despite a rescue attempt which involved a coastguard search and rescue helicopter and members of the Dundonnell mountain rescue team (MRT), the man died at the scene.
The alarm had been raised to police by a nearby walker around 1.35pm after concerns were expressed for the fallen walker.
The man’s body was located by search teams close to the summit of the mountain before it was removed from the hillside by the coastguard helicopter.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Jamie Wilson said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time and I would like to pass on my thanks to our colleagues at the Coastguard and also to the Dundonnell MRT who provided assistance.
“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”
It is understood the identification of the man’s body to still take place.
Dundonnell MRT leader Donald Macrae said: “Our thoughts at this difficult time are very much with the family and friends of the deceased.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank other hill walkers who supported us along with the amazing efforts of our colleagues from the Coastguard helicopter based in Inverness.
“Sadly, this is the second fatality we have been involved with on this mountain this year.”